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Friday, January 13, 2012

President Obama and First Lady Hosts Movie Screening of 'Red Tails'

President and the First Lady hosted the Tuskegee Airmen along with cast and crew members of the movie Red Tails for a screening at the White House.

President Obama and First Lady Michelle address the Tuskegee Airmen at the screening of Red Tails at the White house. Official White House photo.
Red Tails stars Terence Howard in a presentation of the first group of African-American fighter pilots to serve in the U.S. armed forces.
Howard also screened the movie with former president George W. Bush.

Said one movie goer of the advanced screening, "The movie is intriguing and has edge-of-your-seat action. It's well done, and certainly worth seeing."

The movie was fronted and produced by George Lucas, who described Red Tails as being "close to 'Star Wars: Episode 7' as you could get."

Lucas faced many challenges to get the movie made due to most major studios not wanting to take on a big budget risk with an almost entirely African American cast. He spent $100 million of his own money.

Red Tails, which Lucas referred to as "an old fashioned film", is in theatres January 20th.

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