Documentary on President George H.W. Bush premieres in Kennebunkport

This undated image released by HBO shows former President George H.W. Bush on his boat in Kennebunkport during the filming of the documentary &quot41," premiering Thursday, June 14, at 9:00 p.m. on HBO.
Jeffrey Roth, HBO | AP
This undated image released by HBO shows former President George H.W. Bush on his boat in Kennebunkport during the filming of the documentary "41," premiering Thursday, June 14, at 9:00 p.m. on HBO.
Posted June 12, 2012, at 9:23 p.m.

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — Former President George H.W. Bush says it’s a good thing his mother wasn’t around for the premiere of an HBO documentary about his life.

Bush says his mom taught him to avoid talking about himself and the film “41″ features Bush in his own words. It premiered Tuesday in Kennebunkport, near his summer home.

Bush, who turned 88 on Tuesday, has spent at least part of every summer since childhood in Kennebunkport, except when he served as a naval aviator during World War II.

The Maine coast and the Bush home play prominent roles in the film. The Portland Press Herald says Bush, sporting a turtleneck and a blue blazer, was asked what he was most proud about and responded: “The fact that my kids all still come home.”

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