Angelina Jolie made a rare appearance with all of her children on Monday night, marking the second time in less than a week that the actress, 43, has attended a public event with her kids.
The family — including Jolie’s children Maddox, 17, Pax, 15, Zahara, 14, Shiloh, 12, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 10 — stepped out for a special early screening of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind at the Crosby Street Hotel in New York City.
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, based on a 2009 memoir of the same name, tells the story of a 13-year-old boy in Malawi who helps his village by building a wind turbine. The movie, which will be released on Netflix in March, was directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor, who also stars in the film.
The outing comes less than a week after Jolie and four of her kids attended the New York City premiere of friend Prune Nourry’s documentary Serendipity at the Museum of Modern Art on Thursday.
Nourry’s documentary follows her journey throughout her breast cancer diagnosis, her treatment and the effect it had on her body.
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.”
“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.”