A Black love story that doesn’t involve slavery, struggle, or somebody getting shot? We can’t wait to see this!
Here’s the rundown:
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.
After premiering at the Sundance Film Festival back in February, Southside With You opens on August 26.