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Barack Obama to Host Screening of ‘Lincoln’ at White House

Director Steven Spielberg, along with Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, Gloria Reuben and Tommy Lee Jones will be in attendance.

By: Sarah Bauder
Published: November 15th, 2012 in Culture » Film » News
Daniel Day-Lewis in 'Lincoln'.Pic: DreamWorks
President Obama will have to share the White House with one of predecessors, at least for one night that is – Steven Spielberg’s biopic of ‘The Great Emancipator”, Lincoln, will be screened at the White House on Thursday eve. Spielberg, in addition to cast members Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, Gloria Reuben and Tommy Lee Jones will be attendance, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Academy Awards aren’t for several months, but Lincoln has already been generating plenty of Oscar buzz. The film, written by Tony Kushner (Angels in America, Munich) follows the final 4 months of Lincoln’s life, as he attempts to abolish slavery.

"I feel like I watched the Obama presidency very much through a Lincoln lens. The movie is the movie, but it's been, I think, extraordinary to watch what I consider to be a great president in action while working on a film about a great president in action," Kushner explained.

Lincoln opens in wide North America release on November 16, 2012.


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