AUGUST THE FIRST

Directed by Lanre Olabisi
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"A smart and engaging debut!"
– indieWIRE
"Emotional fireworks that ring true!"
– Variety
"A sharply observed, ultimately heartbreaking story...a fine achievement!"
– Stan Hall, The Oregonian

Synopsis

It is the morning of Tunde's graduation party and things have already begun to unravel. Tunde has managed to alienate his sister, Simisola. His older brother, Ade, persistently plagues him with criticism, and their mother has started drinking again. Unbeknownst to most, Tunde has orchestrated the return of his long estranged father, resurrecting unresolved family anguish against the backdrop of Tunde's celebration. As the day turns to night, old wounds are re-opened and bad habits are revived. Layer by layer, deception and half-truths are peeled away as secrets are uncovered in what will be become the most unforgettable day the family has ever experienced.

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Dipo (D. Rubin Green) and Tunde (Ian Alsup)
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Tunde (Ian Alsup) and Elsa (A. Toni Sterrett)
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Rhonda (Joy Merriweather) and Dipo (D. Rubin Green) talking
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Director Lanre Olabisi
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August the First (hi res)