Watch Tika Sumpter, Parker Sawyers as Michelle and Barack Obama
Starring Tika Sumpter as Michelle Obama and Parker Sawyers as Barack Obama, the movie focuses on the couple's first date on an evening in 1989.
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 BarackObama.
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.
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 trailer below.
JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!
Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or: