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August the First (2007)

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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
Dennis Rubin Green ...
Dipo (as D. Rubin Green)
Kerisse Hutchinson ...
Simisola
Joy Merriweather ...
Rhonda
Sean Phillips ...
Ade
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Grandma
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Janine
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Alex
Toni Thai Sterrett ...
Elsa (as A. Toni Sterrett)
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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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An unwelcome homecoming.

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9 March 2007 (USA)  »

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$250,000 (estimated)
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The entire film was shot at the house the director grew up in - his mother's house. See more »

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On the 1st of August, a graduation party brings more than anyone expected.
17 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The film is a suburban drama that examines how a family manages to survive its past, and how that past is inextricably entwined with their future.

During a graduation party, the estranged father, Dipo, returns. Each family member deals with his return differently, and thus we see how they must have survived his initial departure. As we learn the reasons for his departure and the reasons for his return, our sympathies shift.

The film is well acted and the story unfolds itself smoothly and naturally, without resorting to exposition. It is refreshing to see a dramatic film about African Americans that veers from stereotypes.


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