Home Celebrity “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” Gets White House Screening This Thursday

Big news: President Obama and his family will host a White House screening for Justin Chadwick’s “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” this Thursday. Stars Idris Elba and Naomie Harris and Harvey Weinstein will on hand. Nelson Mandela’s daughters Zindzi and Zenani Mandela, will be on hand as well. The Weinstein Company movie screened in Toronto in September to raves, and opens November 29 in the U.S. The film had its South African premiere this past weekend in Johannesburg with Winnie Mandela in attendance. Said Zindzi Mandela in a press release: “Idris Elba brings my father’s essence to life with an exceptional performance as Nelson Mandela. I loved the film, especially how it portrays my father’s life and his global impact from the values of a small village boy through to an international leader.”

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