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When we think of power couples within the African American community, attention is without a doubt shifted to our President Barack Obama and the love of his life Michelle Obama. Many are aware their bond has been strong and rooted since their young Chicago days but, director Richard Tanne goes in depth in Southside With You on this never ending love story. Actors Parker Sawyers and Tika Sumpter portray Barack and Michelle acting around the plot of their first date and how Barack tries to win the heart of the young lawyer. The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festivle on January 24, 2016. Shortly after, Miramax and Roadside Attractions acquired distribution rights to the film. This past weekend was the first in box office and the film grossed $3 million dollars in sales. “I hope it just makes people smile,” Tika Sumpter said in an NPR interview. “And I hope they feel refreshed and I hope they feel some sort of connection. I think whatever political stand you take, it’s not a political film. It’s the origins of this amazing couple and I think anybody who has ever fallen in love can understand.” Check out Southside With You in theaters now, tweet us on Twitter @IHeartHairInc and let us know what you thought!