"Barry" is a biopic of Barack Obama set during his time as a college student in New York City.
A young Barack Obama, known to his friends as “Barry,” arrives in New York City in the fall of 1981 to begin his junior year at Columbia University.
In a crime-ridden and racially charged environment, Barry finds himself pulled between various social spheres and struggles to maintain a series of increasingly strained relationships with his Kansas-born mother, his estranged Kenyan father, and his classmates.
Barry is the story of a young man grappling with those same issues that his country, and arguably the world, are still coming to terms with 35 years later.
Directed by Vikram Gandhi, the biopic follows Obama questioning race and identity in America in the early 1980s.
"Barry" stars Devon Terrel as a young Obama. It also stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Jason Mitchell, Ellar Coltrane among others.
This is not the first film made about the US President's formative years. In August, "Southside with You," a movie on the love story of Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, was released.