Steven Spielberg's 'The Post' to be screened at White House

06 January 2018, 01:48 PM
Steven Spielberg's 'The Post' to be screened at White House (Source: PTI)
Steven Spielberg's 'The Post' to be screened at White House (Source: PTI)

Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-nominated newspaper drama, The Post, has been granted the access to be screened at the White House.

According to Spielberg, the team of President Donald Trump made a friendly request to show the movie at both White House and Camp David, where the President is said to hold a summit.

Starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, the film tells the story of the journalists who fought against the government in the early 70s to publish classified information about the administration’s failings in the Vietnam war.

Hanks and Streep have publicly criticised Trump recently. Hanks had also said if ‘The Post’ did screen at the White House, he will not attend the screening.

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In his interview with Hollywood Reporter in December, Hanks said, “Individually we have to decide when we take to the ramparts. You don't take to the ramparts necessarily right away, but you do have to start weighing things. You may think: ‘You know what? I think now is the time.’ This is the moment where, in some ways, our personal choices are going to have to reflect our opinions. We have to start voting, actually, before the election. So, I would probably vote not to go.”

‘The Post’ is nominated for six categories at the Golden Globes 2018.

First Published: Saturday, January 06, 2018 01:38 PM
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