Southside with You
First screened in August 2016
Director: Richard Tanne. Cast: Tika Sumpter, Parker Sawyers, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Phillip Ed Van Lear, Jerod Haynes, Taylar Fondren, Deanna Reed-Foster, Gabrielle Lott-Rogers, Preston Tate Jr., Donn C. Harper, Deborah Geffner, Tom McElroy, Stephanie Monday. Screenplay: Richard Tanne. Twitter Capsule:
Aka Before Politics. Principle, incrementalism, and dogged hope as public style and route to romance. It glows.
Full of things I'm partial to: Top 40 R&B, Chicago exteriors, the Obamas themselves... What strikes me most is the rarity of real, modulated black romantic drama on screen.