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Memphians get first view of movie about First Couple

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

One city at a time, the movie "Southside with You" is capturing hearts.

Thursday night, Memphians got a taste of the film and found out how the movie has a Memphis connection.

The movie premiered at the Paradiso Theater as a part of a fundraiser that raised money for the MIFA and MLGW's Plus-1 Program that provides utility assistance to families in crisis.

Of the hundreds who showed up, Shelby County Health Department PIO Elizabeth Hart was also in the crowd. Hart is the brother of Parker Sawyer, who plays President Barack Obama in the film.

"If you strip away Barack and Michelle, it really truly is a love story," Hart said.

The film chronicles the first date of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.

“I am a very proud big sister to see him in this role," Hart said.

Hart said her brother has been acting only five years and was thrilled to find out he was picked for the role.

"It's important that we support roles like this and films like this so we can see more of them in the future," Hart said.

The movie is now showing throughout Memphis.

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