Miramax buys Obamas’ first date film, ‘Southside With You’

SouthSideWithYouEarly in President Obama’s presidency, we learned a lot about how he and Michelle met and what their first date was like. Now, first time writer-director Richard Tanne has brought the story to the silver screen titling it Southside With You. Starring Tika Sumpter as Michelle and Parker Sawyers as Barack, the film follows the couple on their first date.

The film debuted at Sundance last month but was just now purchased by Miramax and Roadside Attractions for North American release during the European Film Market in Berlin.

Check out a clip and interview about the film below:

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