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Clooney, Damon to attend White House screening of Monuments Men

Published on Feb 19, 2014 7:24 AM
Director and actor George Clooney stands between cast members Bill Murray (left) John Goodman (second, left), Jean Dujardin (second, right) and Matt Damon (right) during a photocall to promote the movie The Monuments Men during the 64th Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin on Feb 8, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - Actors George Clooney, Matt Damon and Bill Murray will attend a screening of their new movie The Monuments Men at the White House on Tuesday night hosted by President Barack Obama.

The film, directed by Clooney, is based on the true story of United States (US) soldiers in World War Two who rescued art masterpieces from Nazi thieves.

A member of the original Monuments Men group, Harry Ettlinger, will also attend the screening, along with Robert Edsel, whose book is the basis for the film, and Sara Bloomfield, director the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington.

The White House has its own screening room and occasionally invites movie stars and other dignitaries to watch a new film.

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