The materials in FOIA 22-16572-F are a selective, not necessarily all-inclusive, body of documents responsive to the topic of the FOIA. Researchers should consult an archivist about related materials.

FOIA 22-16572-F requested all photos and videos from White House and Camp David movie screenings.

This FOIA primarily contains photographs of these movie screenings at the White House: “Slumdog Millionaire” on April 24, 2009; “Julie and Julia” on July 20, 2009; “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea” on September 17, 2009; “Where the Wild Things Are” on November 5, 2009; “Nuclear Tipping Point” on April 6, 2010; “The President’s Photographer” on November 11, 2010; “Thurgood” on February 16 and 17, 2011; “The Help” on July 27, 2011; “The Muppets” on November 22, 2011; “Red Tails” on January 13, 2012; “To Kill a Mockingbird” on April 5, 2012; “Men in Black 3” on May 25, 2012; “Lincoln” on November 15, 2012; “Beasts of the Southern Wild” on February 13, 2013; “42” on April 2, 2013; “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” on November 7, 2013; “The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete” on January 15, 2014; “The Monuments Men” on February 18, 2014; “Selma” on January 16, 2015; “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” on December 18, 2015; “Before the Flood” on October 3, 2016; “We Will Rise: Michelle Obama’s Mission to Educate Girls Around the World” on October 11, 2016; and “Star Wars Rogue One” on December 16, 2016. This FOIA also contains footage by the White House videographer at screenings of the films “Nuclear Tipping Point” at the White House on April 6, 2010 and “Red Tails” at the White House on January 13, 2012.

3,445 assets / 31 video clips

  • Photographs
  • Videos

The materials in FOIA 22-16572-F are a systematic body of documents responsive to the topic of the FOIA. Researchers should consult an archivist about related materials.

Records responsive to this FOIA were found in these collection areas – Obama Presidential Electronic Records, and White House Communications Agency The Executive Office of the President (EOP) instance of the Electronic Records Archive (ERA) contains electronic records created or received by Obama administration staff. These records are stored in Search and Access Sets (SAS) that represent their originating computer program, such as Exchange Email or the Worker and Visitor Entry System (WAVES). In addition to records captured from the White House’s electronic systems, EOP-ERA also contains records from the home and shared drives used by White House staff.

White House Communications Agency records are processed at the folder/videotape level. While this method maintains folder/videotape integrity, it frequently results in the incidental processing of videotapes that are not wholly responsive to the subject area.

The following is a list of electronic search results lists (SRLs) that were processed in response to FOIA 22-16572-F: 

Electronic Records

          AV_22-16572-F Screenings contains 3,445 photographs,
          of which 3340 are released in full and 105 are withheld in full.

Audiovisual Records
          Communications Agency, White House (WHCA)
          Obama Administration Material
          Tape 1210 Tipping Point Screening, 11 clips

          Tape 1531 Red Tails Screening, 20 clips

Collection is open to all researchers. Access to Barack Obama Presidential Records is governed by the Presidential Records Act (PRA) (44 USC 2201) and the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (5 USC 552, as amended) and therefore records may be restricted in whole or in part in accordance with legal exemptions.

Official records of Barack Obama’s presidency are holdings of the Barack Obama Presidential Library and administered by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) under the provisions of the Presidential Records Act (PRA).

Staff Archivists, 2022. Previously restricted materials are added as they are released.

22-16559-F: Photographs of Oprah Winfrey
22-16581-F: Photographs of Matt Damon
22-16582-F: Photographs of George Clooney