This is a very delightful first date movie, as well as very nice period piece. The young Barack Obama is what was then probably referred to as “charmingly persistent” in his wooing of the much more hesitant Michelle Robinson.* Plus it had a recitation of a poem by Gwendoyn Brooks (which I, too have memorized) and also paintings by Ernie Barnes, who I was not at all familiar with.
Where watched: Cinema 21 with Matt**
*In the 80s this was charmingly persistent. Seen today it’s more of an experience where the woman sets very firm boundaries and the man walks all over them. Which made this movie kind of uncomfortable to watch.
**With whom I had a very “Who’s on First” conversation:
“And on Thursday, I’m going to watch Southside with You.”
“No, Southside with You.”
“I don’t understand. With me?”
“No, the date movie with–”
“Oh! That movie. I want to see that.”
“You want to see Southside with You with me?”
poster from: http://www.impawards.com/2016/southside_with_you.html