October 21, 2020

Barry

Not a show per se, but a semi-autobiographical film which chronicles the college days of President Barack Obama. It revisits his time at Colombia University, during the 1980’s.  While the film only scratches the surface at a 1:44 run time, it is entertaining. Think Batman Begins, but as it applies to our current President. For nostalgia geeks it nails 1980’s New York City. However, it also touches upon issues and themes any man of color may have encountered in his life – reconciling fitting in the establishment while maintaining your culture; dealing with police harassment and racial discrimination, however nuanced it may be, and simply finding a place to belong.

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