‘Southside with You,’ movie about Obamas’ love story, begins filming in Chicago

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CHICAGO -- The love story of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle is being recreated for the big screen.

The first images from the Chicago set of the "Southside With You" were recently released.

Actors Parker Sawyer and Tika Sumpter tackle the roles of the first couple.

The movie takes place in summer 1989 and chronicles the Obamas' first date which included a trip to the Art Institute, a screening of Spike Lee's "Do The Right Thing" and a stop at an ice cream parlor.

Filming began on Tuesday in the Southport Corridor in the Lakeview neighborhood.

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  • Shirley

    Love? You’ve got to be kidding! The Obamas are like the Clintons in a fake marriage. They sleep in separate bedrooms and would be filing or divorce except that Michelle wants to run for president like Hillary. Did NOT vote or Obama and won’t be watching the stupid movie.