Michelle Obama Attends Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival in a Summery White Gown

Michelle Obama showed off her summery style at a special film festival appearance yesterday.

The former First Lady attended the opening night of the 2022 Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival (MVAAFF) with former President Barack Obama last night. The couple introduced a screening of their upcoming Netflix documentary. Descendant, which follows descendants of the Clotilda’s last known slave ship to illegally bring captives from Africa to the US, per Variety.

The Become author chose an elevated casual dress for the summer evening: a flowy white V-neck dress with 3/4-length sleeves, a ruched waist with tassels, a thigh-high slit and a ruffled hem. She accessorized the piece to the floor with gold hoops and layered white and gold jewelry, while wearing her hair half-up, half-down.

The former First Lady arrives on stage.

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The former First Lady with Questlove, Descendant director Margaret Brown, MVAAFF founders Floyd and Stephanie T. Rance, and the former president.

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Descendant, which was picked up by the Obamas’ Higher Ground Productions after its Sundance 2022 premiere, will premiere on Netflix later this year. The duo founded the production company in 2018, which has released projects including the docuseries Our great national parks and the food series Waffles + Mochi.

During Friday night’s screening at the Harbor View Hotel in Edgartown, Massachusetts, both Obamas spoke about the importance of sharing cultural and community history with younger generations.

“What Descendant reminds us to tell our stories to our younger people,” said the former First Lady. ‘We must be the ones. We cannot follow that tradition of keeping our pain still. Because what this film shows us is that our stories are the power through which we are seen.”

The former president added that one of the couple’s goals after the presidency was to emphasize “the importance of stories and who tells stories and which stories are valid and which stories are discounted. One of the strengths of this festival and the work the Rances have done is to bring out stories that have all too often been lost over time. Because we believe that everyone’s stories matter.”

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