Southside With You

Southside With You
  • 2016
  • 1h 24min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Richard Tanne
  • Written by: Richard Tanne
  • Cast: Tika Sumpter, Parker Sawyers, Vanessa Bell Calloway

A reimagining of president Barack Obama's first date with Michelle LaVaughn Robinson, the future first lady, in Chicago's southside.

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Inspired by Barack and Michelle Obama's first date, Southside WIth You recounts the eventful summer day in 1989 when a charming young law associate named Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) tries to woo reluctant attorney Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter) during a daylong date that takes them from the Art Institute of Chicago to a screening of Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing to a sweet first kiss outside of a Baskin-Robbins ice cream parlour.

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