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.. Winner of Best Feature Film at the Harlem International Film Festival & Sidewalk Film Festival. "A smart and engaging debut!" – indieWIRE. "A sharply observed, ultimately heartbreaking story...a fine achievement!" – Stan Hall, The Oregonian
August the First
Film Movement, 2007.; [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2018.
Title from title frames.; Film; In Process Record.
Ian Alsup, D. Rubin Green
Originally produced by Film Movement in 2007.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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