Inspired by Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date, SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU recounts the eventful summer day in 1989 when a young law firm associate named Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) tried to woo lawyer Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter) 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.
The independent film “Southside with You,” which premiered earlier this year at Sundance, is getting ready to wow us with the epic romance of Barack and Michelle Obama.
John Legend executive-produced the film and now we have the first trailer for “Southside with You.” It’s our first true peek at Parker Sawyers’ Barack Obama and Tika Sumpter’s Michelle Robinson.
The future president and first lady met after Obama took a summer job at a Chicago law firm, where he met Robinson, his new boss.
Barack finally persuaded her to spend the day with him, and this film chronicles that perfect “when boy meets girl” first date moment.