Southside With You | Chicago Reader

Southside With You

Plenty of couples banter, woo, and fall in love in Chicago, despite the vast majority of American films locating romance elsewhere (most often in New York). But in dramatizing the first date of Barack and Michelle Obama in the summer of 1989, when they were colleagues at a Loop law firm, writer-director Richard Tanne returned to the city where the couple met and, three years later, married. Shot over 15 days last summer, Southside With You showcases a city as photogenic, dynamic, and charming as the lovers themselves. Continue reading >>



  • Richard Tanne


  • Tika Sumpter
  • Parker Sawyers
  • Vanessa Bell Calloway
  • Jerod Haynes
  • Alex Zelenka
  • Donald Paul
  • Gabrielle Lott-Rogers
  • Jeremy Pereira
  • Deanna Foster
  • Phillip Van Lear
  • TayLar


  • Robert Teitel
  • Tika Sumpter
  • Richard Tanne
  • Stuart Ford
  • Matt Jackson
  • Glendon Palmer
  • John Legend
  • Mike Jackson
  • Carrie Holt de Lama
  • Tracey Bing

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