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Obamas' first date inspires movie

Friday, August 19, 2016 - 01:47

The first date of Barack and Michelle Obama inspires a romantic film called 'Southside with You'. Rough Cut - no reporter narration.

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NATURAL ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) We've heard their playlists, watched them dance together, and now movie goers in the United States can see Barack and Michelle Obama on their first date in a new film that follows the future president wooing his future wife over the course of a day. "Southside With You" dramatizes the Obamas' first date in the summer of 1989 and sees Michelle Robinson, a 25-year-old lawyer from Chicago, going out with Barack Obama, a summer associate at her law firm. Over the hours they spend together - which Michelle initially insists is not a date - the two attend an Ernie Barnes art exhibition, a community meeting, a screening of Spike Lee's movie "Do The Right Thing," have drinks and eat ice cream as they discuss their lives, ambitions and fears. "Southside With You" takes details that the Obamas have shared about their first date in various interviews, and imagines the conversations they may have had.

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Obamas' first date inspires movie

Friday, August 19, 2016 - 01:47