Movie showing at Malibu Cinemas

Louis Gossett Jr. (center), director Lee Daniels (left) and Gabourney ?Gabby? Sidibe. Photo by Valerie Sklarevsky

Oscar-winning Malibu resident Louis Gossett Jr. hosted a special screening for local Academy members of one of the leading contenders for the coming Academy Award balloting, “Precious.” He introduced the films’ lauded director Lee Daniels, and Gabourney “Gabby” Sidibe and the Malibu Cinemas screening, last Saturday morning. Both Daniels and Sidibe are early favorites in Director and Best Actress categories. The film is based on “Push: A Novel,” written by Sapphire.