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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.
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