Obama romance heads for Sundance

A romantic drama about Barack Obama’s first date with future wife Michelle is among the titles set to be screened at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.

Southside With You recreates the summer afternoon in 1989 when the future US president wooed his future First Lady, then Michelle Robinson, in Chicago.

Other films in the line-up include Swiss Army Man, a road movie in which Daniel Radcliffe plays a corpse.

Sundance’s 2016 edition runs from 21 to 31 January in Park City, Utah.

The annual cinema showcase was founded by actor Robert Redford to promote independent movie-making.

Ellen Page, Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss and pop singer Nick Jonas are among the established names who appear in other films featured in the programme.

The event will open on 21 January with Other People, a film about a struggling comedy writer who returns to his childhood home to care for his sick mother.

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