The 44-year-old actress and Paul, also 44, were joined by David Schwimmer and his wife Zoe Buckman at the event, which brings together hundreds of artists, art-lovers and other compassionate New Yorkers at this landmark event to celebrate the role of “artist-as-activist” and raise awareness about the issues of homelessness, poverty and social justice.
“Last year, over 60,000 people slept in NYC shelters each night. I think it is worth considering how in a city with such wealth so many of its citizens are homeless, and I hope that through awareness things can change. But the movie is not just about homelessness — I think it is about judgment,” Jennifer expressed about her new film Shelter (via Verve). “It is about two people who transcend prejudice through love. It was an extraordinary experience working (with Paul) in that environment of intimacy and trust, especially on a film of this nature.”