Release Date: 2016
Running Time: 81 mins.
Studio(s): IM Global, State Street Pictures
Director: Richard Tanne
Cast: Parker Sawyers (Barack Obama), Tika Sumpter (Michelle Robinson).
Details: Set in 1989, Southside With You stars Tika Sumpter (playing Michelle Robinson, as she was known before her marriage) and Parker Sawyers as Obama. The narrative takes place over the course of a single day, when the pair had an hours-long date that included a picnic and a screening of “Do the Right Thing.” They initially met at the Chicago law firm Sidley Austin, where Michelle worked and was assigned as a mentor to Barack, who was a Harvard law student at the time. Source(s): The Chicago Tribune. Photo Source: The Wrap.