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According to director Richard Tanne, all of the main events of the film did actually occur on the Obama's first date with the exception of the community meeting which happened at a later date.
The movie was filmed in fifteen days.
The first American narrative film to be made about the life of Barack Obama.
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In the scene outside the movie theater screening Do the Right Thing (1989), Mr. Goodman asks Michelle and Barack if they think Mookie did the right thing in the climactic scene. In the DVD commentary, Spike Lee said he has only been asked this question by white viewers, and that viewers who question the riot's justification are implicitly failing to see the difference between property and the life of a black man.
John Legend was inspired to write the song "Start" for the movie after seeing an early cut of the film.
The film was the official selection of the Sundance Film Festival in 2016.
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The film takes place in 1989.
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The film was made and released during the American presidency of U.S. American President Barack Obama (2008-2016; elected November 2007, end of term January 2017).
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On a summer's day in 1989, a law associate named Barack Obama used all his charms to woo attorney Michelle Robinson. Southside with You (2016) brings that magical encounter to life as it follows Barack and Michelle on a day-long date that takes them from an art exhibit to a screening of Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing (1989) to an unforgettable first kiss.
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The movie is inspired by President Barack Obama's first "date" with the First Lady, the touching and inspirational romance. Tika Sumpter and Parker Sawyers star as the couple in this moving look at the very beginnings of the couple we now know as the President and First Lady of the United States.
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The picture was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.
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The DVD and Blu-ray releases both include commentary with writer-director Richard Tanne and original art and animations from the film's pre-production.
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One of two biopics about American Democrat Party First Ladies that were made and first released in the year of 2016 which is a year within the presidential term eight year era of US Democrat President Barack Obama. The biopics are Jackie (2016), about Jacqueline Kennedy after the death of her husband, US Democrat President John F. Kennedy, and Southside with You (2016), the latter which is about the courtship of Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.
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This major motion picture received the Rotten Tomatoes Certified Fresh rating.
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