Photo Flash: Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray at Tribeca Film Festival
Last night, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray attended the premiere of "All We Had," a film directed by and starring Katie Holmes at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. Scroll down to see photos!
"The Tribeca Film Festival is one more example of how New York City is the best arts, media and entertainment city in the world. Film is a powerful tool that allows us to experience diverse perspectives tackling the most pressing issues of the day, like income inequality, climate change and education. Thank you to Tribeca for all it has brought and continues to bring to our City, including its economic contribution of more than $700 million since it began. I look forward to viewing even more of the films," said Mayor de Blasio.
First Lady Chirlane McCray added, "Art and creativity feed the soul of this city. We are so fortunate to have the Tribeca Film Festival to nurture fresh talent and bring us compelling stories. Artists like Katie Holmes give us new perspectives and new ways of thinking about the world we live in. We are proud to live in a city with vibrant traditions like the Tribeca Film Festival and are especially proud that this year more than one-third of its films are directed or co-directed by women."
The film is described as follows:
Ruthie Carmichael (Stefania Owen) makes the best of bad circumstances, pulled along in the wake of the hard luck of her mother Rita (Katie Holmes). From escaping a bad boyfriend to their car breaking down on the road to going broke, they continually find themselves in search of stability. When their attempt at settling in a new town hits a stumbling block, and as the shine wears off of the kind strangers who supported them when they had first arrived, even Ruthie struggles to keep it together. Based on Annie Weatherwax's 2014 novel, Katie Holmes's feature directorial debut is a sensitive rendering of the Great Recession as told by people who were unprepared for the shortfall and could not have seen it coming. Owen and Holmes are perfectly matched as they explore a mother-daughter bond crashing against universal teenage themes: growing up under hardship, realizing the imperfections of parents and facing the many little dramas that overwhelm positivity and progress. Holmes finds in All We Had a stimulating and ultimately enriching coming-of-age drama about a resilient mother and daughter who find strength in each other.
Photo Credit: Michael Appleton