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Southside with You ()


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Chronicles the 1989 summer afternoon when the future President of the United States, Barack Obama, wooed his future First Lady, Michelle Obama, on a first date across Chicago's South Side.

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Michelle Robinson
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Barack Obama
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Marian Robinson
Phillip Edward Van Lear ...
Fraser Robinson III (as Phil Ed Van Lear)
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Janice
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Bernadette
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Tommy
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Rafiqa
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Kyle
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Curtis
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Avery Goodman
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Laura Goodman
Eric Morgan Stuart ...
DJ Eric
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Toot
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tony E. Brown ...
Community Church Meeting Attendee (uncredited)
David Dion Collier ...
Pedestrian (uncredited)
Angel Knight ...
Baskin Robbins Girl (uncredited)
David Leon Collier ...
Pedestrian (uncredited)
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Nance Residence (uncredited)
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Bow Tie (uncredited)
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Bar Patron (uncredited)
Ajayla Self ...
Sisters with Water Hose (uncredited)
Ataysia Self ...
Sisters (uncredited)
Alex Zelenka ...
Museum Visitor (uncredited)

Directed by

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Richard Tanne

Written by

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Richard Tanne ... (written by)

Produced by

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Tracey Bing ... executive producer
Zanne Devine ... executive producer
Stuart Ford ... executive producer
Carrie Holt de Lama ... executive producer
Matt Jackson ... executive producer
Mike Jackson ... executive producer
Rosanne Korenberg ... executive producer
John Legend ... executive producer
Glendon Palmer ... executive producer
J.R. Smith ... associate producer
Tika Sumpter ... producer (p.g.a.)
Richard Tanne ... producer (p.g.a.)
Robert Teitel ... producer (p.g.a.)

Music by

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Stephen James Taylor

Cinematography by

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Patrick Scola ... (as Pat Scola)

Film Editing by

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Evan Schiff

Editorial Department

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Isabel Cafaro-Anderson ... digital intermediate producer
Dave Francis ... additional colorist
Zac Gobetz ... on-line editor
Michael Thomas James ... dailies technician
Michael Nehs ... dailies coordinator
Michelle Perkowski ... technical assistant
James Tillett ... digital intermediate colorist
Salvatore Valone ... assistant editor
Seth Weinman ... digital intermediate color assistant

Casting By

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Tracy 'Twinkie' Byrd ... (as Tracy 'Twinkie' Bird)

Production Design by

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Lucio Seixas

Art Direction by

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Adri Siriwatt

Costume Design by

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Megan Spatz

Makeup Department

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Minnie Krishnan ... makeup artist
Rukey Styles ... hair department head
Jessica Williams ... makeup department head

Production Management

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Carrie Holt de Lama ... production manager
Nancy Kirhoffer ... post production supervisor
Maria C. Roxas ... production supervisor
Heather Sharpe ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Eugene Parker ... second second assistant director
Andy Spellman ... first assistant director
Alicia Zaragoza ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Sean Richard Budde ... set dresser
Kl Kenzie ... set dresser
Alex Marshall ... art pa
Rae Reichlin ... art pa
Laura Roeper ... property master

Sound Department

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Joshua Adeniji ... sound effects editor
Ryan Briley ... supervising adr & dialogue editor
Micaela Cain ... foley editor
Mario Coletta ... sound mixer
Robert Dehn ... sound studio manager
Trevor Gates ... supervising sound editor
Benjamin Gieschen ... co-foley editor
Lionel Guenoun ... teaser re-recording mixer
Morgan Jensen ... boom operator
Mak Kellerman ... foley mixer (as Makenzie Kellerman)
Xander Lott ... dialogue editor
James Parnell ... assistant sound editor
Brendan Casey McArdle ... sound assistant (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Blake Armstrong ... best boy electric
Eric Arndt ... second assistant camera
Jerry Brown ... key grip
Shawn Courtney ... lighting technician
Matt Dinerstein ... still photographer
Ekaterina Doldjeva ... grip
Mark J. France ... grip
Lauren Gingras ... grip
Marty Hechinger ... gaffer
Matthew A. Jahnke ... dolly grip
Matt Krueger ... digital imaging technician
Collin Lindgren ... generator op
Justin Painter ... steadicam op
James Richardson ... grip

Casting Department

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Arielle K. Austin ... extras casting assistant
Anthony D. White ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Kate Grube ... assistant costume designer
Andrea C. Pabon ... set costumer

Location Management

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Charlie M. Fuentes ... additional location assistant
Joy Jones ... location assistant
Gilbert B. Morales ... location assistant (as Gil Morales)
Ralph Moran ... location scout
Mary Angela Munez ... additional location assistant
Antonio Osborne ... assistant location manager
Ryan C. Porter ... additional locations pa
Maria C. Roxas ... location manager
Oscar D. Roxas ... location assistant

Music Department

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Daniel A. Brown ... music preparation
Remington Chandler ... musician: piano
George Doering ... musician
Bruce Dukov ... violin
Luke Flynn ... music preparation
Mark Graham ... head of music preparation
Paul S. Henning ... violin
Riley Hughes ... music preparation
John Legend ... executive music producer
Deborah Mannis-Gardner ... music licensing
Myrna Matthews ... vocalist
Victor Pesavento ... music preparation
David Schulhof ... music supervisor
Stephen James Taylor ... musician: guitars and transcendello
Oren Waters ... vocalist
E. Gedney Webb ... music editor
Eyvonne Williams ... vocalist
Richard Ziegler ... music editor
Joe Zimmerman ... music preparation
Stephen James Taylor ... conductor (uncredited) / orchestrator (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Kelsey O'Brien Flath ... script supervisor: additional (as Kelsey O'Brien)
Sarah Schooley ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Rob Gaughan ... production driver
Amelia Hickenlooper ... transportation coordinator (as Amelia DeWane)

Additional Crew

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Susana Ballesteros ... voice dubbing
Steve Berman ... completion guarantor: Film Finances
Fred Brown II ... production assistant
Conrad Canedo ... production assistant
Elisa Carlson ... dialect coach: Ms. Sumpter
Adam Cobb ... Production & Operations IM Global
Angie Conners ... international marketing
Charlie M. Fuentes ... production assistant
Talia Goldman ... international sales
Maya Goodwin ... loop group
Amelia Hickenlooper ... office production assistant (as Amelia DeWane) / production assistant (as Amelia DeWane)
Debbie Holstein ... production coordinator
Neil O. Mevellec ... production counsel
Marvin Nelson ... cast assistant
Brittani Nightengale ... production assistant
Brian Nitzkin ... business affairslegal
Rita O'Dea ... assistant: Mr. Ford
Nicholas Charles Peters ... production assistant
Eric S. Podell ... assistant: Mr. Ford (as Eric Podell)
Alexandros Potter ... finance executive: IM Global
Irwin M. Rappaport ... production counsel
Heather Sharpe ... production supervisor
Kiara Walker ... clearance legal assistant
Kimberly Williams ... completion guarantor
Amye Wilmes ... production accountant
Ashton Fontana ... publicist (uncredited)

Thanks

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Travis Baker ... special thanks
Rob Carlson ... special thanks
Ves D'Elia ... special thanks (as Christopher D'Elia)
Noel Elie ... very special thanks
Tracey Graves ... the director wishes to thank
Janet Jackson ... special thanks
Jimmy Jam ... special thanks
LaJuan Mo Johnson ... special thanks
Rashida Jones ... special thanks
Michael Klein ... special thanks
Chelsi Kosarin ... very special thanks
Terry Lewis ... special thanks
Eric Miller ... the director wishes to thank
Brian O'Hara ... thanks
Emily Gerson Saines ... special thanks
Erika Schmidt ... special thanks
Christina Sibul ... special thanks
Graham Taylor ... special thanks
Sean Valla ... special thanks
Debbie Von Arx ... very special thanks
Randall Whittinghill ... special thanks
Boaz Yakin ... special thanks

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Special Effects

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Storyline

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Plot Summary
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Taglines In the Summer of 1989, One First Date would Change History See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • First Date (France)
  • My First Lady (Germany)
  • Michelle & Obama (Spain)
  • Michelle ja Barack (Finland)
  • Ti amo presidente (Italy)
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Runtime
  • 84 min
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Box Office

Budget $1,500,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $2,868,956, 28 Aug 2016
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $7,000,000, 23 Dec 2016

Did You Know?

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Trivia 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. See more »
Goofs The Obamas actually ate lunch on their first date beside the fountain at the Art Institute of Chicago and not in a park as depicted in the movie. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Michael Moore/Tika Sumpter/Troye Sivan/Allison Miller (2016). See more »
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Crazy Credits The paintings that Barack & Michelle saw are shown during the end credits. See more »
Quotes Michelle Robinson: This is not a date. How's it gonna look if I start dating the first cute black guy who walks through the firm's doors? It would be tacky
Barack Obama: You think I'm cute?
Michelle Robinson: I didn't say that.
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