SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU
August 26, 2016
Tika Sumpter, Parker Sawyers
John Legend, Mike Jackson, Matt Jackson, Tracey Bing, Carrie Holt de Lama, Glendon Palmer
Richard Tanne, Tika Sumpter, Robert Teitel
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.