'W.E.' screens in Gotham

Monday night was family night for Madonna, who attended the New York screening of her film “W.E.” with daughter Lourdes Leon. Family was also on the tyro helmer’s mind when she introduced the Weinstein Co. pic at the Ziegfeld, saying in a tearful voice, “I would like to thank my mother. Because really this story is the journey of a female’s soul. And my mother gave me life. So thank you.”

Prior to that 10-plus-minute intro inside the theater, Madonna braved the press line, addressing everything from her upcoming Super Bowl perf to David Furnish’s apology following Elton John’s Golden Globe loss to the message of “W.E.”

“Love requires sacrifice and nothing is what it seems,” Madonna told reporters.

For his part, James D’Arcy talked about life on the set with his famous director, insisting, “‘True Blue’ is really my favorite album.” But D’Arcy eschewed even humming any of those songs between scenes. “I never humiliated myself on set. I’m not a good singer. I would’ve decimated her songs,” he added.

The Cinema Society evening continued at the Boom Boom Room, where Madonna mingled with Julia Stiles, Ewan McGregor and rapper Eve.

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