When did michelle and barack obama start dating
Sumpter, who campaigned to play the role of Michelle Robinson before a script was even written, gives a phenomenal performance as the future First Lady.
She asserts herself as a whip smart young woman with uncompromising ambition.
It's a sweet and sincere fictionalized take that, according to Tanne, is at least 90 percent accurate.
"This is not a date," Michelle tells Barack, after he tricks her into going to an African art exhibit before a community-organizing meeting.
The electric courtship that followed, of course, would be written in our nation's history.
That blinding, initial spark between the future POTUS and FLOTUS is the subject of writer-director Richard Tanne's new film, "Southside With You," which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday (Jan. In it, a smooth-talking Barack (Parker Sawyers) woos his way into Michelle's (Tika Sumpter) heart on their first date.
(The spirited audience's hushed laughter would say otherwise.) Along the way there are long, impassioned conversations -- about work, Michelle's unflinching ambition, her supportive family, Barack's raw anger over his father, Spike Lee's "Do The Right Thing" and even their favorite Stevie Wonder songs -- that lead to the couple's incredibly sweet first kiss over chocolate ice cream (Michelle's favorite).
"Southside With You" succeeds because of its leads.
In the summer of 1989, Barack Obama and Michelle Robinson had their first date.It didn't start out as a date, but by the end of that humid night -- and by Barack's sheer determination and charm -- that's what it eventually became.