SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU
Tika Sumpter and Parker Sawyers
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.
Directed and written by Richard Tanne
Executive produced by John Legend
Starring : Tika Sumpter, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Parker Sawyers, Jerod Haynes
Photo credit: Matt Dinerstein, Courtesy of Miramax and Roadside Attractions