The Oscar winner and four of her children enjoyed a film premiere at the Museum of Modern Art on Thursday night
Angelina Jolie and four of her kids enjoyed a movie night at the Museum of Modern Art on Thursday.
The 43-year-old Oscar winner attended the New York City premiere of friend Prune Nourry’s documentary Serendipity with her children, Maddox, 17, Pax, 15, Zahara, 14, and Shiloh, 12.
Jolie posed arm-in-arm with her oldest children and Nourry. She shares her kids, including 10-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne, with ex Brad Pitt.
Nourry’s documentary follows her journey throughout her breast cancer diagnosis, her treatment and the effect it had on her body.
The cause is close to Jolie’s heart. Her mother, actress Marcheline Bertrand, had breast cancer and died from ovarian cancer in 2007. Jolie also underwent a preventive double mastectomy after learning she had a risk of developing breast cancer, which she explained in a candid op-ed published in the New York Times in 2013.
To support her friend, Jolie introduced the film at MoMa calling Nourry’s decision to document her journey “an act of generosity.”
“I’m honored to be here to support my dear friend, Prune Nourry, and to introduce a unique, brave and mesmerizing film,” she said. “A tribute to the spirit of a woman, and a journey into the mind and soul of a true artist.”
She continued, “I think in the process, she helps all of us to feel a little more brave, more connected to our bodies and to each other, more willing to accept our own scars, and better able to understand that these things too are part of life, and part of what it is to be a woman.”
“Cancer is a word that still strikes fear in us,” Jolie added. “But fear often comes from not knowing what our choices and options are. Even if it can’t always be conquered, fear can be met head-on with the support of others.”
While Jolie was honoring her friend it was her children who stole the show as they looked all grown up and comfortable posing for the camera.
The Maleficent actress spoke about her parenting style during an appearance on BBC Radio 4’s Today in December.
“Children can do two things,” she explained to host Justin Webb when asked what drove her move from her “wild” past to her more serious, humanitarian work. “They can make you grow up, and you do, and they also add a sense of wild themselves.”
“[My kids] all have a good rebellious streak that is wonderful and curious,” Jolie said. “I don’t want them to be perfectly behaved little people that just say what’s absolutely appropriate because I say so … they have to find themselves.”