Hillary, McCain, Powell to Host 'Mandela' Screening

Friday, 15 Nov 2013 08:30 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Hillary Clinton, Sen. John McCain and General Colin Powell will host a special screening of "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" at The John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., the Weinstein Company announced on Friday.

Harvey Weinstein will attend the Nov. 20 event Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater, along with star Naomie Harris and director Justin Chadwick.

Based on South African President Nelson Mandela's autobiography of the same name, "Mandela" chronicles the Nobel Peace Prize winner's early life through his 27 years in prison and struggle to end  apartheid. Idris Elba plays the leader, while Harris plays his wife, Winnie.

"It's an honor to host a screening at the Kennedy Center, and we couldn't ask for better supporters than Hillary Clinton, John McCain and Colin Powell," Weinstein said in a statement. "We truly hope that members of Congress from both sides of the aisle come out to see the film in honor of a man that both political parties in this country worked to free, and who set a global standard of putting politics aside and working with former adversaries to achieve justice and equality."

Related Stories:

© 2014 Thomson/Reuters. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

New Hampshire Town's Pumpkin Festival Turns Into a Riot Scene

Monday, 20 Oct 2014 08:05 AM

Rowdy college students in the small town of Keene, New Hampshire transformed a pumpkin festival into a riot, The Keene S . . .

Wisconsin Teachers Choosing to Pull Out of Unions

Monday, 20 Oct 2014 07:13 AM

Increasing numbers of teachers in Wisconsin are choosing not to remain union members now that they have a choice, with m . . .

Comedians Honor Jay Leno with Humor Prize in DC

Monday, 20 Oct 2014 06:20 AM

The joke was on Jay Leno as comedians saluted the former Tonight Show host Sunday when he received the nation's top hu . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved