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"Southside with You" Watch 1st clip from movie about the Obamas' first date

Starring Tika Sumpter as Michelle Obama and Parker Sawyers as Barrack Obama, the movie focuses on the couple's first date on an evening in 1989.

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Barack and Michelle Obama

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The first clip from "Southside With You," a film which takes place in one day, and focuses on Barrack Obama and Michelle Obama's first date and kiss on an evening in 1989, is here.

Written and directed by Richard Tanne, the upcoming stars Tika Sumpter (The Have and the Haves Not) as the young Michelle Obama, while Patrick Sawyers plays the young Michelle Obama.

Tika Sumpter and Parker Sawyers as Michelle and Barack Obama play Tika Sumpter and Patrick Sawyers on set of "Southside with You" (Indiwire )


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Michelle Obama famously rejected Obama's advances when they met at Sidley and Austin law firm in Chicago. She was a 25-year-old attorney and he was a 27-year-old summer associate.

From the Chicago Art Institute to a screening of Spike Lee’s "Do The Right Thing'", to their first kiss, 'Southside is definitely one worth seeing.

Also Read: The Obamas love story headed to the big screen.


A young associate (Barack Obama) tries to win the heart of a young lawyer (Michelle Robinson) in Chicago in 1989. On their first date, they visit the Art Institute of Chicago, view a screening of Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing", and have their first kiss outside an ice cream parlor.

The film premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and received positive reviews from critics. Watch clip below;

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