Bushes Host Private Screening for Powerful New Film "The Book Thief"

  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

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