or


[10/20/16 - 05:31 AM]
Netflix Announces Acclaimed Film Barry Will Be Available on December 16
Filmmaker Vikram Gandhi, a Columbia University alumni, was inspired to tell the story of Barack Obama's time at the university to write the story and direct this narrative feature.

[via press release from Netflix]

A NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM AND ONE OF THE MOST TALKED ABOUT CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED FILMS AT THIS YEAR'S TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL

BARRY

AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS GLOBALLY ON DECEMBER 16, 2016

A Dramatic Film About A Pivotal Year in the Life of a Young Barack Obama

Beverly Hills, CA - October 20, 2016 - As the United States transitions from one presidency to the next, and a nation examines issues of diversity and acceptance, the Netflix original film Barry resonates. On December 16, 2016, millions of members in 190 countries around the globe will have a chance to enjoy this powerful artistic exploration of a pivotal year in the life of the future 44th President of the United States, during which he developed the foundations for his views on race, government, and what it means to be American.

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.

Filmmaker Vikram Gandhi (Kumaré, HBO's "Vice"), a Columbia University alumni, was inspired to tell the story of Barack Obama's time at the university to write the story and direct this narrative feature. Gandhi approached fellow alum Adam Mansbach (author of "Go the F**k to Sleep") to help tell that story, and from that collaboration Mansbach penned the script. Barry stars newcomer Devon Terrell in a deeply felt breakout performance as the young student, and features a strong supporting cast including Ashley Judd (Divergent, Double Jeopardy), Jenna Elfman (Friends With Benefits, Big Stone Gap), and up-and-comers Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch), Jason Mitchell (Straight Outta Compton), Ellar Coltrane (Boyhood), and Avi Nash (Learning to Drive, "Silicon Valley").

Barry was produced by Black Bear Pictures and Cinetic Media. Dana O'Keefe, Teddy Schwarzman, Ben Stillman, and Vikram Gandhi produced the film. Daniel Steinman executive produced.

About Netflix

Netflix is the world's leading Internet television network with over 86 million members in over 190 countries enjoying more than 125 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.





  [october 2016]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[01/17/20 - 09:41 AM]
Hulu Presents Upcoming Original Series "Little Fires Everywhere," "High Fidelity," "Normal People," and "The Great" at the 2020 Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour
Plus: "Wu-Tang: An American Saga" and "Dollface" to return for second seasons.

[01/17/20 - 09:33 AM]
Discovery's Multi-Platform Series "Gold Rush: Dave Turin's Lost Mine" Returns for a Second Season
The series returns for its second season on Friday, February 21 at 9:00/8:00c.

[01/17/20 - 08:13 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Wins Tight Demo Race; CBS Tops Total Viewers
The Eye's "Young Sheldon" is the top program in both categories last night.

[01/17/20 - 07:34 AM]
Animal Planet's "The Aquariuim" Season Two Premieres Sunday, Feb. 9 at 8PM ET/PT
The series sheds light on the underwater life of fascinating fish, marine mammals and aquatic birds who call the aquarium's 10 million gallons of water home.

[01/16/20 - 05:18 PM]
AMC and Sony Pictures Television Renew "Better Call Saul" for Sixth and Final Season
The final 13-episode season will go into production later this year and air in 2021.

[01/16/20 - 02:48 PM]
BBC America Announces "Disability Monologues" (wt), A New Short-Form Series About the Perception of Disability, Co-Produced with BBC Studios
Through fictional monologues, the series will portray the very real experiences of people with disabilities over the last 50 years in Britain.

[01/16/20 - 02:47 PM]
BBC America Announces New Additions to Nature Programming Slate
"She Walks with Apes" and "Meerkat Manor: Rise of the Dynasty" are the latest entries.

[01/16/20 - 02:46 PM]
Sherman's Showcase to Return to IFC for Hour-Long "Black History Month Spectacular"... This Summer
Self-dubbed the "blackest show in the history of television," the acclaimed Sherman's Showcase will roll out its "Black History Month Spectacular" over the summer because, as the creators said, "Sherman McDaniels needed a little extra time to get everything just right."

[01/16/20 - 02:45 PM]
Emmy(R) Award-Winner Courtney B. Vance to Topline AMC's "61st Street"
Produced by AMC Studios, the series, which has been ordered as a two-season television event with eight episodes per season, is set to debut in 2021.

[01/16/20 - 02:44 PM]
AMC Networks and AMC Studios Announce Projects in Development
Scott Z. Burns, Katie Couric, Owen and Stephen King, Megan Mostyn Brown, Armadu Garba, Eliza Clark, Mark Johnson, Zack Whedon, Scott Gold, Ilana Glazer, and T Bone Burnett are among the auspices.

[01/16/20 - 02:43 PM]
Charlie Heaton, Malin Akerman, Betsy Brandt and JJ Feild Join the Cast of AMC's "Soulmates"
In a first-ever format for AMC, each of the six episodes will feature a different cast and explore an entirely new story.

[01/16/20 - 02:42 PM]
AMC Networks Announces Spring 2020 Premiere Dates for New and Returning Original Series
New highlights include "The Walking Dead: World Beyond" on Sunday, April 12 and "Quiz" on Monday, May 25.

[01/16/20 - 01:34 PM]
Paramount Network's "68 Whiskey" is #1 Cable Drama Premiere of the Season Among M25-54 and M18-49
Paramount Network spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 15.

[01/16/20 - 01:00 PM]
NBCUniversal Unveils Peacock, A Free Premium Ad-Supported Streaming Service with Subscription Tiers
Taking a different strategic approach, the company announced a tiered offering that gives consumers broad access to Peacock across web, mobile and connected-TV devices.

[01/16/20 - 12:56 PM]
Actor Rob Riggle Sets Out to Solve the World's Greatest Mysteries in Brand-New Series "Rob Riggle: Global Investigator" Premiering March 8 on Discovery Channel
"Traveling the world to investigate some of the greatest legends and mysteries proved to be a thrilling adventure and I can't wait to bring Discovery Channel viewers along for the ride this spring," said Rob Riggle.