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Obama to host ‘Lincoln’ screening at the White House

Cast and crew members of "Lincoln" will attend a screening of the film at the White House on Thursday.

The White House did not name the attendees, and the event is closed to the media.

The film's director, Steven Spielberg, and co-star Sally Field, who plays Mary Todd Lincoln, have both donated to the Obama campaign and to other Democratic groups.