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Southside With You, a movie about the Obamas’ first date ,official trailer released watch now


Southside With You, a movie about the early days of Michelle and Barack Obama's relationship, premiered at Sundance earlier this year to widely positive reviews. Now, anyone who didn't get the chance to attend the exclusive film festival can get their first look the Richard Tanne-directed movie, with the release of its first trailer.

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The film chronicles what is apparently Michelle and Barack's first date in Chicago. Parker Sawyers plays the future POTUS and Tika Sumpter plays a young Michelle Robinson. John Legend serves as an executive producer.
Southside With You hits theaters on August 19th.

It is written and directed by first-time film-maker Richard Tanne and produced by John Legend. The film was well received when it premiered earlier this year at the Sundance film festival, with Variety’s Justin Chang calling it “disarmingly romantic” and the Hollywood Reporter’s Todd McCarthy recommending it as“warm and surprisingly engaging”.

While the Obamas themselves haven’t made an official comment on the film, Tanne claimed at a Q&A that they were supportive. “We’ve heard from some pretty reliable sources that they are aware [of the film],” he said. “They are excited. And they are also a little baffled by its existence.”