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RECAP: “LBJ” Screening and Discussion with Director Rob Reiner

The LBJ Presidential Library recently held a sneak peek of Rob Reiner’s new film “LBJ,” starring Woody Harrelson as the 36th President of the United States.

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The film, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, chronicles the life and times of Lyndon B. Johnson who would inherit the presidency at one of the most fraught moments in American history.

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Following the screening, director Rob Reiner, actor Woody Harrelson and screenwriter Joey Hartstone joined LBJ Library Director Mark Updegrove for a conversation about the film.

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In addition to Harrelson, Hartstone and Reiner, the crowd also included Brent Covert, John Covert, “LBJ” producer Matthew George, Luci Baines Johnson and Ian Turpin, plus Ambassador Penne K. Peacock and Ambassador Andrew Peacock.

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Although “LBJ,” which also stars Jennifer Jason Leigh and Bill Pullman, is slated for a nationwide release, no premiere date has yet been set.

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*Photography by Jay Godwin

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