Southside with You is a 2016 American biographical romantic drama film written and directed by Richard Tanne, in his feature film directorial debut. The film stars Parker Sawyers and Tika Sumpter as a young Barack Obama and Michelle Robinson, respectively, and focuses on the couple’s first date on an evening in 1989.
Principal photography began in July 2015 in Chicago. The film premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, and was theatrically released on August 26, 2016, by Miramax and Roadside Attractions. The film received widespread critical acclaim.
Law student Barack Obama, while working as a summer associate at a Chicago law firm in 1989, tries to win the heart of Michelle Robinson, a young lawyer at the firm. On their first date, they visit an Afrocentric exhibit at a local art center, attend a community organizing meeting where Obama gives a speech, view a screening of Spike Lee‘s Do the Right Thing, and have their first kiss outside an ice cream parlor.
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