Berg and Smith

Coolest Headmaster Holiday announcement ever!


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Director Peter Berg '80 and Hollywood legend Will Smith pulled a few strings and convinced Mr. Mac to declare a Headmaster Holiday--a day off from classes--tomorrow.

After playing the video in Assembly, Headmaster Willy MacMullen reminded students to get plenty of sleep.

"It was great fun talking to Peter about this announcement," Willy adds. "He's a great friend of Taft, and while I might be popular for an hour or two because of this announcement, he is a god in the kids' minds today."

The "announcement" had apparently been in the works for weeks, ever since Peter's visit to campus last month to host a special screening of his film Friday Night Lights for the senior class.

To kick off the holiday, the school will also show Berg's film The Kingdom in Bingham Auditorium tonight.

Download movie for iPhone/iPod/Smartphone (28.1MB, .m4v format)

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