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Westchester's Jacob Burns Shows 'The Post' In Limited Release

Former President Bill Clinton and Steven Spielberg at a special screening of "The Post" in Pleasantville. Photo Credit: Submitted
Steven Spielberg at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville. Photo Credit: Submitted
A clearing on the Purchase College campus became an Army base for the Vietnam scenes in "The Post." Photo Credit: Kristi McKee

Anxious to see the Golden Globe-nominated film "The Post," starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep?

The movie's limited release starts Friday, Jan. 5 at The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC)  in Pleasantville. 

The movie, directed by Steven Spielberg, a JBFC Board Member, was filmed in White Plains and at SUNY Purchase, among other venues, and is based on true events about a cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents and pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government.

Spielberg, in fact, recently attended a private screening of the movie in Pleasantville followed by a Q&A with JBFC Board President and long-time friend Janet Maslin. The "classified" screening on the declassified documents (Pentagon Papers) was closed to the public and media but included special guest attendee President Bill Clinton and Westchester County Executive George Latimer.

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