Bushes Host Private Screening for Powerful New Film "The Book Thief" Business Wire HOUSTON -- November 7, 2013 On Wednesday, November 6th President George H.W. Bush and Mrs. Barbara Bush hosted a special screening of 'The Book Thief' in Houston, TX. The theater was packed with 300 of their guests including the Bushes' sons Marvin and Neil; former Houston Mayor Bill White and his wife Andrea;former ambassador to Spain Eduardo Aguirre and his wife Tere; former Iranian diplomat Hushang Ansary and his wife Shahla; former California congressman Michael Huffington; and former ConocoPhillips chairman Archie Dunham. Mrs. Bush also invited all of the Saintly Stitchers from St.Martin's church to attend (they meet once a week to needlepoint.) Juan (the beloved janitor in the Bush building), also brought his daughter, and one of 41'sfavorite nurses from last year, Ruby, was present. The screening was met with applause and followed by a lively Q&A featuring author Markus Zusak,director Brian Percival and stars Geoffrey Rush and Sophie Nélisse moderated by Ernie Manouse of KUHT. Producer Karen Rosenfelt and Fox 2000 President Elizabeth Gabler were also in attendance. President George H.W. Bush: "I was deeply moved by this truly wonderful movie, which dramatized in a powerful way both the horrors of any warbut also the abiding humanity that helped to sustain and save so many against a rising tide of evil so many years ago."Mrs. Barbara Bush: "I would have loved this incredible film under any circumstance, but the fact that one of the key plot lines involved a caring adultteaching a precious child to read -- well, that was the icing on the cake. What a painful, tender and ultimately rewarding story so very well told by allinvolved." Photo selects are available via the Dropbox below. PHOTO CREDIT: John Lewis Link to images: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/nwx7fudoibayhbo/VbfhpqkGB5 Image Description by file number: 2801: Director Brian Percival shaking hands with President George H.W. Bush while Sophie Nélisse, Mrs. Barbara Bush and Geoffrey Rush look on 2813: SophieNélisse, Director Brian Percival, President George H.W. Bush, Mrs. Barbara Bush, Geoffrey Rush 2824: SophieNélisse, Director Brian Percival, President George H.W. Bush, Mrs. Barbara Bush, Geoffrey Rush,'The Book Thief' Author Markus Zusak 2833: Producer Karen Rosenfelt shaking hands with President George H.W. Bush, Fox 2000 President Elizabeth Gabler shaking hands with Mrs.Barbara Bush while Director Brian Percival and Geoffrey Rush look on 2835: Producer Karen Rosenfelt shaking hands with Mrs. Barbara Bush with Fox 2000 President Elizabeth Gabler, Director Brian Percival andPresident George H.W. Bush 2837: Fox 2000 President Elizabeth Gabler, Director Brian Percival, President George H.W. Bush, Mrs. Barbara Bush and Producer Karen Rosenfelt 2867: Sophie Nélisse speaking with President George H.W. Bush 2871: SophieNélisseand President George H.W. Bush 2881: President George H.W. Bush, Mrs. Barbara Bush and 'The Book Thief' Author Markus Zusak 2899: Moderator Ernie Manouse, Geoffrey Rush and 'The Book Thief' Author Markus Zusak About 20^th Century Fox Film One of the world’s largest producers and distributors of motion pictures, 20^th Century Fox Film produces, acquires and distributes motion pictures throughout the world. These motion pictures are produced or acquired by the following units of 20^th Century Fox Film: 20^th Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox International Productions, 20^th Century Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios. Contact: 20^th Century Fox Film Melissa Stone, 310-369-1839
Bushes Host Private Screening for Powerful New Film "The Book Thief"
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