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August the First (2007)

 |  Drama  |  9 March 2007 (USA)
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The party to celebrate Tunde Ibirinde's graduation is the backdrop for a far more momentous occasion: the return of estranged father Dipo, after over a decade of absence. Each family member must face their feelings before they face Dipo.

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Ian Alsup ...
Tunde
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Dipo (as D. Rubin Green)
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Simisola
Joy Merriweather ...
Rhonda
Sean Phillips ...
Ade
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Grandma
Monique Gramby ...
Janine
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Alex
Toni Thai Sterrett ...
Elsa (as A. Toni Sterrett)
Geronimo Frias ...
Boris
Yaritza Pizarro ...
Louisa
Acantha Lang ...
Vicky
Joshua Percy ...
Lex
Robert Aviles ...
Jesus
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The party to celebrate Tunde Ibirinde's graduation is the backdrop for a far more momentous occasion: the return of estranged father Dipo, after over a decade of absence. Each family member must face their feelings before they face Dipo.

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Terrific film!
16 March 2007 | by (Austin, TX) – See all my reviews

I had the pleasure of seeing August the First at SXSW this week. Of the 20 plus films I've seen at the festival, this has been the best. I'm still emotional about it.

This is an intense, heartbreaking family drama with an excellent script and stellar acting performances. But there's nothing over-the-top or exaggerated. Tunde's graduation party becomes the scene of a reunion, unwanted by all but Tunde, with a father who had abandoned his family 10 years earlier, moved to Nigeria, and started a new family there.

I really got to know these characters. I was particularly impressed with Joy Merriweather as Tunde's mother Rhonda, drinking to try to alleviate her pain and resentment, and by Kerisse Hutchinson as Simisola, the daughter who can't forget. Oh, and by Sean Phillips as big brother Ade and Ian Alsup as the idealistic Tunde. Oh, and by Dennis Rubin Green as the father, and by everyone else as well.

I really hope this makes it to general release and DVD.


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