ARTS Pick: Girl Rising

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The documentary Girl Rising reveals the inspiring effect of breaking through roadblocks to educate young girls around the world. Photo: Martha Adams The documentary Girl Rising reveals the inspiring effect of breaking through roadblocks to educate young girls around the world. Photo: Martha Adams

Girl empowered
In honor of International Women’s Day, founders of Teen Tech Girls and Feast! have teamed up using Gathr to host a screening of Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins’ highly-acclaimed new film, Girl Rising. The innovative documentary tells the stories of nine girls from around the world who, through access to education and mentoring, have risen from poverty to productivity and a promising future. Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Liam Neeson, Cate Blanchett, Selena Gomez, and other Hollywood luminaries provide narration. Tickets must be purchased in advance at http://gathr.us/screening/770.

Monday 3/11 $10, 7:30pm. Vinegar Hill Theatre 220 W. Market St. 977-4911.

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