Girl Rising Film Screening – March 20, 2013

Show starts at 7:00 p.m.
Q&A and meet and greet with director Richard Robbins after the screening

Proceeds from ticket sales will go directly to the 10×10 Fund to promote educating girls through its NGO partners.

“One girl with courage is a revolution.”

10×10 is a global campaign to educate and empower girls. At the center of the campaign is a feature film, Girl Rising. Park City Performing Arts Foundation is bringing this incredible film to the Eccles Center. It’s by an Academy Award nominated director (Richard Robbins) and features performances by Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Selena Gomez, Salma Hayek, Alicia Keys and others.

“Girl Rising is rapidly becoming one of the hottest ’cause’ documentaries in years…”
-New York Times

 

This is a beautiful and important film. Girl Rising tells the stories of 9 remarkable girls from around the world, who are striving beyond circumstance, pushing past limits and demonstrating the extraordinary strength of the human spirit to overcome the odds. Yet it also carries a powerful message: if we educate girls, we can change the future of some 66 million girls who today only dream of going to school.

Even more, educating girls in developing nations will change the world. Together, we can create powerful change. We hope you will join us.

You can learn more about Girl Rising and 10×10 at: http://10x10act.org


To purchase tickets online, click here.

Ticket Prices:
Adult General Admission – $15
Students (Ages 12 – 18) General Admission – $5

Proceeds from ticket sales will go directly to the 10×10 Fund to promote educating girls through its NGO partners.

Box office is open Monday through Friday 10am to 5pm.   Call 435 655-3114 or walk up to Eccles Center, 1750 Kearns Blvd, Park City, UT.  Day of Show:  Box office opens at noon.


PRESS RELEASE
For immediate release
March 8, 2013

10×10 in collaboration with Park City Performing Arts Foundation
Presents
Girl Rising
March 20, 2013

PARK CITY, UT – A powerful and uplifting feature film from Academy Award-nominated director Richard Robbins, Girl Rising tells the stories of nine unforgettable girls born into unforgiving circumstances. This remarkable film screens at Park City’s Eccles Center at 7 p.m. Robbins will conduct a Q&A following the film. All proceeds from this event go to 10×10, an organization dedicated to the idea that “education girls in developing nations will change the world.”

According The New York Times, “Girl Rising is rapidly becoming one of the hottest ‘cause’ documentaries in years…”

The film journeys around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change a girl – and the world. Acclaimed actors, such as Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway and Selena Gomez, contribute voice performances to the film, which features original music from Academy Award winner Rachel Portman and Grammy Award winner Lorne Balfe.

The film focuses on the voices, dreams and stories of nine girls. Girls like Sokha, an orphan who rises from a life in the garbage dump in Phnom Penh, Cambodia to become a star student and an accomplished dancer; Suma, whose song-writing helped her endure forced servitude in Nepal and today crusades to free others; and Ruksana, an Indian “pavement-dweller” whose father sacrifices his own basic needs for his daughter’s dreams. Each girl is paired with a renowned writer from her native country. Edwidge Danticat, Sooni Taraporevala, Aminatta Forna and others tell the girls’ stories, each in its own style, and all with profound resonance.

The obstacles these girls confront are ubiquitous. Right now, 66 million girls around the world can only dream of going to school. They face barriers that boys do not, such as early and forced marriage, domestic slavery, sex trafficking, and gender violence. Yet the girls of Girl Rising demonstrate what research has proven time and again: that education is a pathway out of poverty, an escape from slavery, hunger and disease… and the promise of a better future for themselves, their families and their communities. Sokha, Suma, Ruksana and the others are daughters, nieces, sisters, friends.

What they want most is to be students: to learn. And now, by sharing their personal journeys, they have become teachers.

As Suma says, “I feel as though I have power…I can do anything. And I have important things to do.” Watch Girl Rising, and you will agree: One girl with courage is a revolution.

Produced by the award-winning former ABC News journalists of The Documentary Group and Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Productions along with strategic partner Intel Corporation, Girl Rising is distributed by CNN Films and Gathr, a demand-based theatrical distribution platform.

In addition to the March 20, screening the Girl Rising filmmakers are slated to participate in PCPAF’s Student Outreach Program.

Girl Rising screens at The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Center for the Performing Arts (1750 Kearns Blvd., Park City on Wednesday, March 20 at 7 p.m. A Q&A with the filmmakers will follow the film. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students.

Tickets and information are available at The Eccles Center box office, 435-655-3114 or click here.

* Please contact Jane Gendron for interview requests, review tickets, photos and press information, 435-640-3315.  jgendron@jgendron.com

ABOUT 10×10

10×10 is a feature film, Girl Rising, and a social action campaign, created and launched by an award-winning team of former ABC News journalists in association with The Documentary Group and Paul Allen’s Vulcan Productions. We use the power of storytelling and the leverage of strategic partnerships to deliver a single message: educating girls in developing nations will change the world.

ENTERTAINING, EDUCATING AND ILLUMINATING SINCE 1998

Park City Performing Arts Foundation is a non-profit organization, dedicated to bringing world-class performances to the community. Since 1998, PCPAF has presented internationally renowned and cutting edge musicians, actors, authors, comedians, dancers and film at The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Center for the Performing Arts (a joint-use facility with the Park City School District). The organization is currently presenting its ninth season of headliner concerts at Deer Valley Resort. PCPAF is dedicated to introducing young people to the arts through free student outreach workshops, shows and demonstrations. They proudly launched the Mega Genius Supply Store and IQ HQ – an after school literacy program and very thinky retail store – in January 2010.

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