Must Watch: Trailer for Obamas' First Date Film 'Southside with You'
"Pretty good setting to bring a girl…" Roadside Attractions has debuted a fantastic trailer for Southside with You, the film from Sundance this year that retells Barack Obama's first date in Chicago in 1989. Parker Sawyers plays Obama, and Tika Sumpter plays Michelle Robinson, and they're perfect together in this - they have chemistry that just works wonders. The film is being compared to Before Sunrise and you'll see why with this trailer - there are many gorgeous shots of them strolling around Chicago, and it has that magical romantic feeling every frame. It's a wonderful film - read my Sundance review. Don't miss this.
Here's the first official trailer for Richard Tanne's Southside with You, direct from YouTube:
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. Southside with You is both written & directed by newcomer Richard Tanne, of the short film You Never Left previously. The film originally premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year - read my review here. Roadside Attractions will release Southside with You starting August 26th this summer. It's worth seeing.