Wednesday, March 6, 2013

UPDATE: Help bring Girl Rising to Carmike 10

Posted By on Wed, Mar 6, 2013 at 11:39 AM

Girl Rising has tipped, meaning it will screen on Wednesday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m. at Carmike 10.

As of this update, some 167 seats have been sold and only 33 remain available.

Now would be a good time to snag one of the open seats, as the organizers are confident the showing will sell out.

—— ORIGINAL POST, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 7:45 P.M. ——

Wanted: 83 more people (as of this posting time) to "tip" the potential Gathr screening for Girl Rising, Wednesday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m. at Carmike 10.

As per Gathr's format, the film will only screen with 100 commitments from audience members.

So, why should you care to go?

Let's let the trailer speak to that question first:

And from further 10x10 info on the film:

From Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins, Girl Rising is an innovative feature film that spotlights the stories of nine unforgettable girls born into unforgiving circumstances. Journeying around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit, Girl Rising demonstrates the power of education to change a girl — and the world.
Each girl’s story is written by a renowned writer from her native country: Marie Arana, Edwidge Danticat, Mona Eltahawy, Aminatta Forna, Zarghuna Kargar, Maaza Mengiste, Sooni Taraporevala, Manjushree Thapa, and Loung Ung.
These stories are narrated by celebrated actresses: Cate Blanchett, Priyanka Chopra, Selena Gomez, Anne Hathaway, Salma Hayek, Alicia Keys, Chloë Moretz, Freida Pinto, Meryl Streep, and Kerry Washington. Girl Rising also features Freida Pinto and Liam Neeson, as well as original music from Academy Award-winner Rachel Portman and Lorne Balfe.
Girl Rising previewed at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, during an event hosted by strategic partner, Intel, with special guests Freida Pinto and Edwidge Danticat. The film makes its theatrical debut on March 7, 2013 — the eve of International Women’s Day.
Girl Rising will be distributed traditionally in New York and Los Angeles, and on demand in hundreds of cities across the country.

Lastly, as if you needed more, the film has one connection to Colorado Springs via 10x10 staffer Justin Reeves:

Justin Reeves 10x10

Reeves' sister Jessica, also a Springs resident, is organizing this event attempt. She notes that Justin "has been working on this film with 10x10 in New York City and has done a TED talk in Brazil in order to bring awareness to the issue of girls education throughout the world."

Jessica also notes that "a portion of Girl Rising ticket sales will help fund programs for girls, so seeing the film literally makes an impact on girls’ lives."

Girl Rising

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