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Spielberg, Day-Lewis delight AFI Fest crowd at 'Lincoln' premiere

When Steven Spielberg's animated movie "The Adventures of Tintin" premiered last year at the AFI Fest, the filmmaker sent a taped message to the audience, passing along his regrets at not being able to attend. He was in Virginia at the time, busy making a little movie about our nation's 16th president. Spielberg brought that film to the closing night of this year's AFI Fest, screening "Lincoln" to a capacity crowd that rose to its feet when the 65-year-old director took the stage to introduce it. "What we wanted to do, more than anything else, is see Lincoln," Spielberg told the audience. "Not to worship him, but to understand him close-up." Full story: Spielberg, Day-Lewis delight AFI Fest crowd at 'Lincoln' premiere | PHOTOS: Scene at AFI Fest 2012 | Review: Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln' a towering achievement
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