Posted by | Ray Cornelius
Check out Tika Sumpter and Parker Sawyers as Michelle and Barack Obama in a first look clip below from the upcoming romantic drama “Southside With You.” The film chronicles the summer afternoon of 1989 when the future President of the United States of America, wooed his future First Lady on an epic first date across Chicago’s South Side.
Reportedly, Barack fell for then Michelle Robinson when the two first met at a Chicago law firm. He was a first-year Harvard Law student, who took a job as an associate and she was his much younger boss. After much convincing, Michelle took Barack up on his offer and the two visited the Art Institute, caught Spike Lee’s film, “Do the Right Thing” and shared a curbside kiss in front of Baskin-Robbins in Chicago’s Hyde Park.
The film is taken from Richard Tanne’s screenplay and is being produced by Tracey Bing and Stephanie Allain. The film also stars Vanessa Bell Calloway, Jerod Haynes, Donald Paul, Preston Tate Jr. and premieres at 2016 Sundance Film Festival.
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