Alert Sign Dear reader, online ads enable us to deliver the journalism you value. Please support us by taking a moment to turn off Adblock on

Alert Sign Dear reader, please upgrade to the latest version of IE to have a better reading experience


Obama to see 'Lincoln' at White House screening


Your Name:

Recipient Email:

The movie stars Daniel Day-Lewis as US president Abraham Lincoln. -File Photo

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama plans to attend a private White House screening Thursday of “Lincoln,” director Steven Spielberg's saga of the Great Emancipator Abraham Lincoln.

Obama will join members of the cast and crew of the critically praised film at the White House's movie theater to watch British actor Daniel Day-Lewis' performance as Lincoln wrestling with the abolition of slavery near the end of the Civil War, according to the president's agenda.

Obama, who like Lincoln was elected to Congress from Illinois, has long expressed admiration for the 16th president, invoking his memory when he announced his candidacy for the White House February 10, 2007.

DAWN_VIDEO - /1029551/DAWN-RM-1x1

Most Popular

LARGE_RECTANGLE_BOTTOM - /1029551/Dawn_ASA_Unit_670x280

Comments (0) Closed