December 8, Glide Memorial Church held a special benefit for its Mo's Kitchen
and some 86 programs of The Glide Foundation. As part of Glide's Holiday
Festival, Columbia Pictures' "The Pursuit Of Happyness" had a special San
Francisco premiere. All of the big names were in attendance including the
film's star Will Smith, Chris Gardner, the real-life man Smith portrays and
"Pursuit" director Gabriele Muccino.
"The Pursuit Of Happyness" opens everywhere on Friday, December 15.
(All photos by: Omar P.L. Moore)
Glide's Architects, Husband and
Wife: CEO and Glide Founder Rev.Cecil Williams and Executive Director of Glide,
San Francisco Poet Laureate Janice Mirikitani
Will Smith and Chris Gardner. Smith plays Gardner in Gabriele Muccino's
film "The Pursuit Of Happyness". The Sony/Columbia Pictures film opens on
Gardner's book, whose title the film borrows, is a must-read of a roller-coaster
Jada Pinkett Smith
Janice Mirikitani, Will Smith, Rev. Cecil Williams, Chris
Gardner, Jada Pinkett Smith
Chris Gardner, CEO and Founder of Gardner Rich & Company, with "Pursuit" film
producer Todd Black
Mark Clayman, executive producer of "The Pursuit Of Happyness"
Gabriele Muccino, director of "The Pursuit Of Happyness"
George Lucas, Rev. Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani
(Left photo): Off and running: Local KISS-FM radio
personality and San Francisco Giants public address announcer Renel, with her
(Right photo): Peter Coyote and wife Stefanie Pleet
Actor, producer and humanitarian Jennifer Siebel
Rev. Cecil Williams, Janice Mirikitani, San Francisco
Mayor Gavin Newsom, Chris Gardner, and the mayor's girlfriend Jennifer Siebel
Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown and companion
Smiles and Laughs: The
Smiths with San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and Jennifer Siebel; Gabriele
Muccino, Rev. Cecil Williams and Chris Gardner
Jada Pinkett Smith
Glide Pastor Donald Guest and Mrs. Guest
The Williams Clan, with Reverend Cecil at far right of the photo, with Janice
"The Pursuit Of Happyness" opens on Friday.
Originally published on December 9, 2006