Last night Angelina went to a screening of First They Killed My Father at the The Directors Guild of America Theater in Los Angeles, CA. It’s always so nice to see how kind Angelina is to take time for her fans and to sign autographs and talk to them. Enjoy the photos!
Angelina is featured in several magazines at the moment so I will also put the alerts in the sidebar. Please let us know if you know about more magazines out in the stores at the moment or that will be released shortly!
- Hello! (Canada) – September 25, 2017
- The Sunday Times: Culture (UK) – September 17, 2017
- Magazine Telepro (Belgium) – August 16 – September 22, 2017
A radio/podcast interview with Angelina and Loung Ung that was recorded on the 12th of September in LA. Listen below or at the original source!
The film First They Killed My Father begins in 1975 Cambodia, during the rise of the Khmer Rouge. The hard-line communist regime aimed to deport an entire nation into the countryside and form an agrarian utopia — but their experiment failed. People were forced to work, and they were also tortured, starved and executed. In the end, around a quarter of the country’s population — roughly 2 million people — died.
First They Killed My Father was directed by Angelina Jolie, and it’s based on a memoir by human rights activist Loung Ung. Ung was 5 years old and living with her family in Phnom Penh when the Khmer Rouge arrived and essentially emptied the city. At first, her family managed to stay together, but then her older siblings were sent to a camp for teenagers. Not long after, they also came for her father. Ung’s mother decided Ung and her siblings would be safer if they left and pretended to be orphans, so she sent them away.
A part of The Wrap interview has been released and you can view below:
Angeline Jolie on how she was changed by her Cambodia trip and inspired to make ‘First They Killed My Father’ – “It humbled me”
New interview with Angelina and Loung Ung by UK magazine The Times, read full interview here and I’m so happy that Angelina also loves the series The Walking Dead!
Loung Ung helped the star during her split from Brad Pitt. Now Jolie has made First They Killed My Father, a film about her friend’s own ordeal in Cambodia
Angelina Jolie first met Loung Ung after buying her book from a Cambodian street seller and tracking her down
The actress and film director Angelina Jolie and the Cambodian-born writer Loung Ung have been close friends for 17 years, but you won’t find them hugging it up on the red carpet like other glamorous female celebrities.
With their shared love of humanitarian work, the duo are more likely to be found in some of the world’s poorest countries or hanging out in T-shirts and sweatpants in Jolie’s kitchen, drinking tea.