Michelle Obama To Host 'The Trip To Bountiful' Screening

News & Views | Camille Travis | 02/21/2014 | 02:30 PM EST

The event will include guest appearances from the film's stars

Michelle Obama is closing out Black History Month with a cinematic bang as she hosts a screening for Lifetime's The Trip to Bountiful at the White House.


On Thursday (Feb. 20), officials announced the First Lady will hold the event in the Eisenhower Office Building's South Court Auditorium on Monday, Feb. 24 ahead of the film's premiere on March 8. She will open with personal remarks and be joined by cast members Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams, Blair Underwood, Keke Palmer and director Michael Wilson.


The film adaptation follows behind the Broadway revival of Horton Foote's play which scored four Tony nominations, with Tyson going home with the award for Best Actress.


The story, set in the Jim Crow South, follows an elderly woman in 1940s Houston who is determined to find her way back home to Bountiful-- going against her son and daughter-in-law's better judgment.


The event will live stream on the White House's official website at 4 p.m. EST.

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