Normal people watched The Normal Heart, but President Obama had a screening. I’m not sure why anything the President sees is a ‘screening’ but that’s the terminology that’s always used. One of his recent ‘screenings’ was the acclaimed The Normal Heart.
And it seems he was impressed as afterwards he made a surprise phone call to director Ryan Murphy to congratulate on him of the film.
Deadline reports the Pres phoned Murphy to say how much he liked the film, as well as that he found it incredibly moving. He was also interested in how it came together – a process that took nearly three decades.
The director confirmed the call, saying, “The whole movie is about Larry trying to get the attention of Washington, and 30 years later, to get a call from the President is a full-circle moment.”