The rise of Barack Obama from eager, young politician to the first African-American President of the United States feels like it’s from a movie, but that’s probably what makes his story so cinematic. And as he gets ready to leave offie, two movies have already been made about him: “Barry,” which hits Netflix on Friday, and “Southside With You,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. And we want to give some lucky readers a copy of the latter picture to call their own.
Written and directed by Richard Tanne, starring Tika Sumpter and Parker Sawyers, and executive-produced by John Legend, this low-key film is set on a summer’s day in 1989, and follows a law associate named Barack Obama who uses all his charms to woo attorney Michelle Robinson. “Southside With You” brings that magical encounter to life as it follows Barack and Michelle on a day-long date that takes them from an art exhibit to a screening of “Do The Right Thing” to an unforgettable first kiss.
To win, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, tweet: “I want to win Southside With You from @ThePlaylist. #WinThePlaylistContest,” and include this link. Your final step: just email us your tweet, with your full name and address, and tells us what the best romantic movie you saw this year was. Good luck!
“Southside With You” is now available on Digital HD, Blu-ray and DVD.
Update: Contest closed, winners will be contacted via email.