As if the excitement surrounding yesterday’s presidential election weren’t enough, Steven Spielberg’s well-timed Lincoln, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, has attracted an amount of film buzz not seen since … well, since the last much-hyped Steven Spielberg masterpiece.
Politics in Lincoln’s day make today’s political fights seem downright polite in comparison. His actions as president — ending the Civil War, abolishing slavery, maintaining epic facial hair through it all — changed the course of the nation for generations. As David Edelstein writes in his review, Spielberg’s Lincoln puts the man within reach: “You feel as if you know what it was like to be in his presence.”
Lincoln officially opens in select theaters this Friday, November 9, but we’re giving away five pairs of tickets to an advance screening on Thursday, November 8, to five lucky NYMag followers on Twitter. Head on over to Twitter for your chance to get an early glimpse of what’s sure to be a major contender this awards season.
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: A mystery movie theater in Manhattan.
Here’s how to enter:
- Follow us @NYMag
- Re-tweet (RT) the following phrase and hashtag when you see it posted on Wednesday, November 7: “Pick me for free tix to @Lincolnmovie screening. RT this to enter, too! #nymaglincoln”
The contest starts at 2 p.m. Eastern, and we’ll accept entries until 3 p.m. EST. Winners will be announced shortly after the contest ends, so make sure you’re following NYMag to “hear” the announcement.