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Southside With You

Southside With You

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In 1995 writer/director Richard Linklater's film Before Sunrise premiered. In 2016 first time writer/director Richard Tanne used a similar concept in SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU. SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU chronicles the 1989 summer afternoon when the future President of the United States, Barack Obama, wooed his future First Lady, Michelle Obama, on a first date across Chicago's South Side. SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU looks back on a fateful real-life date with strong performances and engaging dialogue, adding up to a romance that makes for a pretty good date movie in its own right. Variety said "Tika Sumpter and Parker Sawyer are terrifically cast as younger versions of Michelle and Barack Obama in Richard Tanne's disarmingly romantic walkabout." Slate said "Though it's barely 84 minutes long, this buoyant yet reflective movie captures the ever-shifting mood of a daylong encounter that changed both its protagonists' lives." And critic Nick Allen observed "How often do we see movies where characters are given the freedom to just walk and talk?" SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU is streaming on AmazonPrime, Roku, Vudu, Tubi, Kanopy and PlutoTV HERE. It is also available to rent for a modest fee from Amazon, Vudu, Apple, GooglePlay, YouTube, and others.

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Film Facts
Running Time
84
Genre
Romance
Drama
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Starring
Tika Sumpter
Parker Sawyers
Vanessa Bell Calloway
Jerod Haynes
Directed by
Richard Tanne
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