Tom Hanks was honored at the Museum of Modern Art gala with the Film Benefit. The audience was comprised of New York and Hollywood Liberals that were still stinging from the Election results.
The introduction by curator Rajendra Roy said that over the last 100 years during times of ‘turmoil or uncertainty’ Americans have looked to the cinema and its heroes for ‘comfort, inspiration and reassurance’ Roy continued saying that Hanks is the ‘…cinematic hero we need now’.
When Hanks made his address, he said some unexpected things.
He probably should have had a ‘trigger warning’.