Lawlor Media Group attended the world premiere of “The Giver” at the Ziegfeld Theater on Monday, August 11, 2014 in New York.
Based on the 1993 beloved novel by Lois Lowry, and directed by Phillip Noyce, the film stars Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes, Taylor Swift, Jeff Bridges and Brenton Thwaites.
The plot of the film centers on a young man, Jonas (Brenton Thwaites), who lives in a seemingly ideal world of conformity and contentment, yet as he spends more time with The Giver (Jeff Bridges), he begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of the community’s secret past.
Swift attended the premiere in a stunning red-and-cream Monique Lhuillier gown.
The shocking news of Robin Williams’ death broke moments before the event, leaving Jeff Bridges, who has worked with Williams in the past, to pay tribute in his speech.
“It’s very difficult for me to be here losing a dear, dear friend, Robin Williams. I know we’ll all miss him,” he told the audience.
The Premiere’s after party was held at the Central Park Boathouse where guests nibbled on pizza, sliders and tacos.
The Giver, a Weinstein film, will be publicly released on August 15, 2014.