Southside With You

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Release Date:

  • August 26, 2016 - Toronto

1h 21m | Drama, Romance


In June 1989, Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers), a young associate at the Chicago law firm of Sidley Austin, meets Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter). A lawyer herself, she's assigned to be Obama's advisor at the firm.

Although she declines his initial requests for a date, Michelle finally accepts by late summer. On their first date, they visit the Art Institute of Chicago, view a screening of Spike Lee's movie Do the Right Thing, and have their first kiss outside an ice cream parlor.

Director: Richard Tanne
Studio: Entertainment One
Producer(s): Richard Tanne, Robert Teitel, Tika Sumpter
Cast: Tika Sumpter, Parker Sawyers, Vanessa Bell Calloway
Writer(s): Richard Tanne
Official Site: southsidewithyou.com


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