First Trailer for Obama’s First Date Movie ‘Southside with You’

The Barack Obama Rom-Com

Roadside Attractions has released the first trailer for Southside with You, the Barack Obama rom-com from Sundance this year that depicts a young Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date in Chicago in 1989.

Parker Sawyers and Tika Sumpter play the future president and first lady in the directorial debut of newcomer Richard Tanne. The Before Sunrise-esque film hits theaters on August 26. Usually Hollywood lightens things up, but not here. Watch the Southside with You trailer below.

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.