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Girl Rising, a documentary spotlighting the impact of education on underprivileged girls, held its world premiere Wednesday ahead of its groundbreaking, on-demand theatrical debut.

Held at New York's Paris Theatre, the premiere drew the likes of Girls star Allison Williams, Blue Bloods actress Sami Gayle, Grimm's Claire Coffee, Jeff Zucker, Lauren Bush Lauren, and journalists John Hockenberry, Connie Chung, Lesley Stahl, Holly Peterson and Cathie Black.

The film will open in theaters across the country with the help of Gathr, a company that crowd-sources film distribution, allowing moviegoers to request a screening of a film at a local theater. Thus far, 438 Girl Rising screenings are being organized nationwide, with more than 37,000 tickets pre-reserved. New screening requests for Girl Rising are coming in at about 40 per day. Click here for more details.

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