SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU (12A)

WHO’S IN IT?

Parker Sawyers (Zero Dark Thirty), Tika Sumpter (Ride Along), Vanessa Bell Calloway (Coming to America), Phillip Edward Van Lear (A Family Thing), Deanna Reed-Foster (Roll Bounce), Jerod Haynes (For the Cause), Tom McElory (The Dark Knight), Taylar Fondren (film debut)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Richard Tanne (film debut), director, writer, producer; Tika Sumpter (film debut) and Robert Teitel (Men of Honour), producers; Stephen James Taylor (The Glass Shield), composer; Patrick Scola (Here Build Your Homes), cinematographer; Evan Schiff (Peep World), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

On a summer afternoon in 1989 Chicago, a charismatic young associate by the name of Barack Obama (Sawyers) tries to win the heart of young lawyer Michelle Robinson (Sumpter) by taking her to the Art Institute of Chicago, a screening of Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing, and an ice cream parlour where they are destined to have their first kiss…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

The first date between President Barack Obama and his future wife Michelle is documented in this charming, sweet-natured, and most of all romantic little film.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER 2016

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