“The Way I See It” Trailer Teases Unprecedented Look Inside the White House

Pete Souza was the official White House photographer for two presidents: Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. While many of his images from the latter's administration became iconic, two things made him known to a much wider audience: Instagram and the election of Donald Trump. Souza used the thousands of images he had of Obama acting both human and presidential to draw sharp contrast to the current president.

The Way I See It, based on Souza's best-selling books, gives viewers an inside look at the White House, with access only he could have had in his official capacity. It also highlights the role of the official White House photographer, a role greatly diminished under Trump's rule.

Produced by the team behind the Oscar-winning Free Solo, the film is directed by Dawn Porter, who also helmed the recent John Lewis doc Good Trouble.  Check out the trailer below.

The Way I See It will have a limited release in theaters in September, assuming they're open.


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.