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Steven Spielberg’s “War Horse” sneak previewing over Thanksgiving weekend – AWARDS ALLEY


By Sean O’Connell
hollywoodnews.com: Cameron Crowe’s “We Bought a Zoo” isn’t the only Christmas-time release getting a jump start on the holiday (and awards) season with a Thanksgiving sneak.

Disney/DreamWorks has revealed that Steven Spielberg’s “War Horse” will screen in 10 major U.S. cities on Sunday, Nov. 27, with a director Q-and-A that will originate from New York City and beam digitally to participating theaters.

According to a release, Spielberg’s adaptation of the Tony-winning play will screen at 2 p.m. EST, with simultaneous screenings in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Dallas, Boston, Washington DC, Seattle, Miami, and Atlanta.

Tickets to the screenings (which are full) were handed out in bookstores and shopping centers, continuing the film’s grassroots marketing trend of bringing “War Horse” to the people before the media gets a long look.

Oscar analyst Mark Harris then will conduct a Spielberg interview following the “War Horse” screening, and audience members will be able to text in questions from various screenings.

The movie opens nationwide on Dec. 25.

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Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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One Comment

  • December 19, 2011 | Permalink |

    —-Hollywood delivers holiday horse worship and moral
    alibios galore, while, once again, BALKING and RUNNING
    from all address, all treatment, indeed, ALLLLL mention
    of the awesomely relevant 60th Anniversary of the

    —————————–KOREAN WAR——————————.

    Likewise the appalling RED China and Korea situations
    generally.

    ——————————-STEER CLEAR!

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