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Brad Pitt skips film premiere to focus on 'family situation'

A producer says "we all respect his privacy" as Brad Pitt skipped his first public appearance after last week's split with Angelina Jolie Pitt. He didn't attend the premiere of Terrence Malick's new documentary Wednesday night as scheduled.

Pitt, who narrates "Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience," said in a statement Wednesday that he's grateful to have been part of the project, but is "currently focused on my family situation and don't want to distract attention away from this extraordinary film."

Producer Sophokles Tasioulis said outside the California Science Center IMAX Theatre that he understood Pitt's absence.

"Right now,...