Debut Trailer for SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU Revealed Barack & Michelle Obama’s First Date

SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU is a romantic dramedy film directed and written by Richard Tanne, inspired by Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date. Tanne is making his directorial debut on the film, which stars Parker Sawyers and Tika Sumpter as a young Barack and Michelle Robinson Obama, respectively. The film premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and received positive reviews from critics.

SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU recounts the eventful summer day in 1989 when a young law firm associate named Barack Obama (Sawyers) tried to woo lawyer Michelle Robinson (Sumpter) during a daylong date that took them from the Art Institute of Chicago to a screening of Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing to the site of their first kiss outside of an ice cream parlor.

Parker Sawyers and Tika Sumpter in Southside With You
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