Southside With You First Look

The film I am most excited to see this summer …

Southside with You is a 2016 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Richard Tanne, who will be making his feature film directorial debut. The film stars Parker Sawyers and Tika Sumpter as a young Barack and Michelle Robinson Obama, respectively. The film focuses on the couple’s first date on an evening in 1989 and their first kiss outside an ice cream parlor. Principal photography began in July 2015 in Chicago.

The film premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and received positive reviews from critics. The film is scheduled to be released on August 26, 2016, by Miramax and Roadside Attractions.



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