Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Help Us Celebrate International Women's Day with "Half the Sky "

Join the New Mexico chapter of the Care Action Network  (CAN) in celebrating International Women’s Day on Thursday, March 4, featuring the movie Half the Sky (see trailer below).

Be inspired to help women and girls everywhere turn oppression into opportunity. 

The movie will be shown at theaters nationwide.  In Albuquerque, join us at:
Regal Cottonwood 
10000 Coors Blvd NW
7:30 p.m.
The movie will also be shown at Century 24 Theaters and at Century 14 Theaters downtown.  Those shows also start at 7:30. (Thanks to Michelle Meaders for the tip)
Tickets can be purchased online or at the Theater Box Office

Inspired by the bestselling book from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, this will be an exciting night of musical performances, celebrity commentary and uplifting stories about women and girls overcoming tremendous obstacles.

Hosted by Andrea Mitchell and featuring musical performances, celebrity commentary and the world premiere of “Woineshet,” a short film by Academy Award® winner Marisa Tomei and Lisa Leone.
Woineshet is a new film about a poor Ethiopian girl who ultimately triumphs over sexual violence and discrimination. As a teenager from a small village in Ethiopia, Woineshet and her family bravely fought against brutal local traditions of rape and forced marriage. The co-directorial debut of Marisa Tomei and Lisa Leone, “Woineshet” is an adaptation of this brave and inspirational true story. 
Also with appearances from, India.Arie, Maria Bello, Diane Birch, Michael Franti, Dr. Helene Gayle, Angelique Kidjo, Nicholas Kristof, Marisa Tomei, Melanne Verveer, Sarah, Duchess of York and others.

Since Century Theaters is only allowing CAN to speak at the Cottonwood location, please join us there if you can. Keith West-Harrison, CAN's volunteer state coordinator in New Mexico, will also speak briefly about the work of CARE and hand out information about the organization's projects.  He will also mention the local work of other organizations. 


michelle meaders said...

Thanks for telling about this movie event. When will it be playing?

michelle meaders said...

I also found this:
"Half the Sky
Thursday, Mar 4 7:30p
at Century 24, Albuquerque, NM"

And this:
"Half the Sky
Thursday, Mar 4 7:30p
at Century 14 Downtown Albuquerque, Albuquerque, NM"

Carlos Navarro said...

Michelle: Thanks for the additional info. I'll add it to the blog.
Keith West-Harrison of the Care Action Network will be at the Cottonwood location, so that's probably where we'll all gather. (But we might consider sending CARE supporters to the other sites)

Carlos Navarro said...

Century Theaters is only allowing CARE to speak at one location, which is Cottonwood. We'd love to have a presence at other sites, but they won't allow it.