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Southside with You

Rated PG-13 84 min. 2016

Inspired by Barack and Michelle Obama's first date, this film recounts the eventful summer day in 1989 when a young law firm associate named Barack Obama tried to woo lawyer Michelle Robinson 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.

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Director: Richard Tanne

Writer: Richard Tanne

Producer: Robert Teitel, Tika Sumpter and Richard Tanne

Cast: Parker Sawyers, Tika Sumpter, Vanessa Bell Calloway and Jerod Haynes


Southside with You

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