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Betty White’s 100th Birthday Film to Screen as Planned

The retrospective film will be shown for one night only on January 17th

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    A film commemorating Betty White’s 100th birthday will screen in theaters as planned — albeit under a slightly different title.

    Originally titled Betty White: 100 Years Young — A Birthday Celebration, the film has been rebranded as Betty White: A Celebration following the legendary actress’ passing on Friday.

    Directed by Steve Boettcher and Mike Trinklein, the film serves as a retrospective of White’s eight-decade career and includes tributes from Ryan Reynolds, Tina Fey, Robert Redford, Lin Manuel-Miranda, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Jay Leno, Carol Burnett, Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Kimmel, Valerie Bertinelli, James Corden, Wendie Malick, and Jennifer Love Hewitt.

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    The film also features what is now White’s final on-screen interview.

    Betty White: A Celebration will screen in 900 theaters across the US for one night only on January 17th — which would have marked White’s 100th birthday.

    “We will go forward with our plans to show the film on January 17 in hopes our film will provide a way for all who loved her to celebrate her life—and experience what made her such a national treasure,” the film’s producers said in a statement.

    “This celebration of America’s sweetheart is an opportunity to remember Betty White’s amazing life and career. It’s a time to come together and enjoy Betty’s classic moments.”

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