- Title: USA: Star Owen, director Schwimmer attend premiere of "Trust"
- Date: 22nd March 2011
- Summary: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (MARCH 21, 2011) (REUTERS) VARIOUS EXTERIORS OF DIRECTORS GUILD THEATER VARIOUS OF "TRUST" POSTER VARIOUS OF CLIVE OWEN POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS PHOTOGRAPHERS CLIVE OWEN ON RED CARPET (SOUNDBITE) (English) CLIVE OWEN, SAYING: "It's got to the point where a lot of kids are more savvy than their parents in using these kinds of media and there are dangers involved. There's something about a kid spending four hours in their bedroom with a laptop thinking that they're socializing safely there because they're not actually with anybody else but, there are potential dangers." DAVID SCHWIMMER POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS (SOUNDBITE) (English) DAVID SCHWIMMER, SAYING: "I think it's really about parenting in the age of technology and I hope this really invites kids to talk about this kind of stuff with their families." WIDE SHOT OF CHRIS HENRY COFFEY LIANA LIBERATO POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS PHOTOGRAPHERS SCHWIMMER POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHS WIDE SHOT OF RED CARPET (SOUNDBITE) (English) LIANA LIBERATO, SAYING: "Well, this has been a passion project for David. He's been working on this film for seven years now and you can really tell how much time and effort he put into this film and, so, it's definitely an honor to be a part of it. This is a really great role and a challenge and I loved it." SCHWIMMER AND LIBERATO POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHS SCHWIMMER TALKING TO REPORTERS VIOLA DAVIS POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHS SCHWIMMER AND CATHERINE KEENER WALKING ON RED CARPET PHOTOGRAPHERS SCHWIMMER AND KEENER POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHS (SOUNDBITE) (English) CATHERINE KEENER, ON WHY THE FILM'S TOPIC IS IMPORTANT, SAYING: "Because it's the future of humanity, our children. It's for their safety and well being and their minds." WIDE SHOT OF RED CARPET CATHERINE KEENER POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHS CHRIS HENRY COFFEY POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHS (SOUNDBITE) (English) CHRIS HENRY COFFEY, SAYING: "I'm not a parent but I imagine that people have a hard time discussing how much is allowable in the room or behind closed doors. How much access I give to my child online. For me, I think if parents and kinds can have these conversations coming out of this movie then we've done a great job." SCHWIMMER AND COFFEY ON THE RED CARPET CATHERINE KEENER TALKING TO REPORTERS VARIOUS OF CAST OF FILM ON RED CARPET
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- Location: Usa, Usa
- Country: USA
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- Story Text: Celebrities gathered in the heart of Hollywood Monday (March 21) in support of David Schwimmer's new film, "Trust," which addresses sexual assault and the substitution of online chat for face to face contact.
"Trust" chronicles the story of 14-year old Annie, a high school freshman trying to come of age in the midst of high school judgment, sex and drugs. As she begins her first year of high school she also meets who she thinks is a charming 16-year old boy in a teenage chat room. Their online friendship escalates into lustful chatroom love but, when Annie and the person she believes to be Charlie finally meet up in person, Annie discovers that her young love is actually a much older man. Her relationship with a rapist takes her and her entire family on an unexpected emotional ride.
Clive Owen, who plays Annie's father, Will, thinks this film is all about the dangers too much internet use can cause on teenagers.
"It's got to the point where a lot of kids are more savvy than their parents in using these kinds of media and there are dangers involved," said Owen. "There's something about a kid spending four hours in their bedroom with a laptop thinking that they're socializing safely there because they're not actually with anybody else but, there are potential dangers."
Although this is David Schwimmer's second film behind the camera, it is a project that the former "Friends" star has been working on for about seven years. The actor and director says he hopes this film will encourage young people and their parents to start talking about the dangers that come with the use of the Internet and online predators.
"I think it's really about parenting in the age of technology and I hope this really invites kids to talk about this kind of stuff with their families," said Schwimmer.
Co-starring with Owen in the film are newcomer Liana Liberato and and actresses Catherine Keener and Viola Davis, who also graced the red carpet.
"Trust" hits U.S. theaters April 1.
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