Winner - Best Feature - San Francisco Black Film Festival, Best American Film - Harlem International Film Festival, Audience Award - Urbanworld Film Festival. Tunde’s family is throwing him a high school graduation party and also falling apart in the process. His mother has started drinking again, his sister won’t speak to him and his older brother persistently berates him with criticism. Sure to invoke further chaos and dysfunction, Tunde has secretly invited his estranged father who has been out of the family picture for over ten years.
AUGUST THE FIRST is "a smart and engaging debut!" (IndieWire) that screened at many internationally acclaimed festivals, including the SXSW Film Festival and the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
DIRECTED BY LANRE OLABISI
UNITED STATES | 2007 | ENGLISH