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Chelsea Clinton made her debut as a movie producer Thursday night at the premiere of the documentary Of Many.
The film, which screened at the AMC Loews Village 7 in New York as part of the Tribeca Film Festival, drew a crowd that included President Bill Clinton, who was on hand to support his daughter.
The former president didn’t show at the after-party, held at Stream Line Circle, but Hillary Clinton, a likely presidential candidate in 2016, made a surprise appearance.
“I thought it was an incredibly effective story about what two people, two disparate groups can actually do, and that can seed the ground for so much more cooperation and understanding,” she told The Hollywood Reporter. “I hope that a lot of people get to go see it.”
Hillary Clinton also chatted with revelers about her soon-to-be role as grandmother (earlier in the day, Chelsea announced that she is expecting her first child). The former Secretary of State stood next to Chelsea’s husband, Marc Mezvinsky, and could be seen beaming as her daughter addressed a small group of guests.
“I’d like to actually ask all of you something,” Chelsea said. “I hope that all of you will not just think about the film, but will talk about the film and encourage those who might have a bias to see the film and those who might not think it’s relevant to them to see the film. … Encourage people who may not be naturally inclined to spend 34 minutes watching it.”
Of Many chronicles the unlikely friendship forged by two men — the Muslim and Jewish spiritual leaders representing New York University’s student body — and how they banded their groups together to provide aid to Americans struck by disaster.
As for Wednesday’s announcement that former Clinton administration press secretary Dee Dee Myers is taking the top communications job at Warner Bros., Hillary Clinton said she expects great things.
“I’m very proud of Dee Dee,” she said. “She does anything she puts her mind to very well. I think she’ll fit in beautifully. She’s just an incredibly smart, able, collegial, hard-working, effective person. Hollywood is lucky to have her.”
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