Zindzi Mandela at NY Premiere of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

November 15th, 2013

Exciting to meet Zindzi Mandela, Nelson Mandela’s daughter tonight at the NYC premiere of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. She had been to the White House recently for yet another screening. The director told me that some people try to use the White House screenings to promote their films, but Obama had asked to see this one. Zindzi Mandela is super lovely and warm and open. They said she was done done done talking to everyone. Then she walked right up to me and chatted for what felt like ages. Just feels so historic. Like meeting one of Lincoln’s children. Likely, long walk to Oscar this season with this group. . . she said it was tough for her to see it in the White House and go through all the personal emotions the film brought up for her, in “public” like that.