Dan Rather Outshines Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford at “Truth” Premiere

The nightly news legend's rare appearance

Mary Mapes, Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford, Dan Rather (Photo; Dimitrios Kambouris for Getty Images)

Mary Mapes, Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford, Dan Rather (Photo; Dimitrios Kambouris for Getty Images)

“I literally heard someone say when I walked in here, ‘Forget Robert Reford” Sony Pictures Classics Co-President Michael Barker said last night. “’Forget Cate Blanchett. Dan Rather’s here!’” Mr. Rather had indeed made a rare appearance to celebrate the Cinema Society’s premiere of Truth.

Sandra Brant, Donna Karan (Photo: Clint Spaulding for Patrick McMullan)

Sandra Brant, Donna Karan (Photo: Clint Spaulding for Patrick McMullan)

The film stars Ms. Blanchett, who also co-produced the film, as CBS News producer Mary Mapes, and Robert Redford as the nightly news legend himself. Ms. Mapes was there too, joining the crowd on the roller coaster of emotions and lawsuits following the 2004 report of President Bush’s military service.

Cate Blanchett, Dan Rather, Dennis Quaid (Photo: Clint Spaulding for Patrick McMullan)

Cate Blanchett, Dan Rather, Dennis Quaid (Photo: Clint Spaulding for Patrick McMullan)

“What you are about to see [Ms. Blanchett] do here-It’s what great film experiences always bring,” Mr. Barker added. “It’s like, beyond language. You’ll find when you leave the theater you will argue about politics, about journalism, about betrayal, and all of those things. But first of all, it’s a movie, and we’re watching it how it was meant to be watched, and that’s on the big screen.” 

Jazmin Grimaldi (Photo: Clint Spaulding for Patrick McMullan)

Jazmin Grimaldi (Photo: Clint Spaulding for Patrick McMullan)

The hot political topics and cocktails made for the perfect conversation kindling at the film’s after-party a few steps away at Armani Ristorante at the Giorgio Armani 5th Avenue flagship. Grace Hightower De Niro sat with the Armani team, while, to Ms. De Niro’s left sat Ms. Blanchett. The starlet sat with her stylist scrolling through iPhone photos before chatting with co-stars Dermot Mulroney and Armani heir apparent, Roberta Armani. 

Roberta Armani, Cate Blanchett (Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris for Getty Images)

Roberta Armani, Cate Blanchett (Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris for Getty Images)

Dan Rather Outshines Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford at “Truth” Premiere