SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU
On a sunny day in Chicago during the summer of 1989, an aspiring community organizer named Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) asked out a young lawyer named Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter) on what became an epic first date, as a walk in the park led to visiting the Art Institute of Chicago, attending a community board meeting and catching a screening of Spike Lee's DO THE RIGHT THING. This feature debut from director/writer Richard Tanne signals the arrival of a serious dramatic talent, and features breakout performances by Sawyers and Sumpter. DIR/SCR/PROD Richard Tanne; PROD Robert Teitel, Tika Sumpter. U.S., 2016, color, 84 min. RATED PG-13
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