Area resident Nicole Byrd is currently in the throes of a Gathr endeavor, and it's a race against the clock. She's trying to assemble an audience for "Girl Rising," a documentary-feature hybrid about girls trying to empower themselves through education in third-world countries. Meryl Streep, Liam Neeson and Cate Blanchett lend their voices to the film, which Los Angeles Times critic Glenn Whipp called "illuminating and ultimately hopeful, despite the horrible circumstances depicted."
Byrd logged on to Gathr and proposed some times, dates and locations; Gathr responded with a 7:30 p.m. showtime at Regal's Ballston Common theater on Thursday, Aug. 15. If 100 tickets don't sell by Thursday, the show doesn't go on. You can buy tickets to the "Girl Rising" screening on the Gathr site, which also lists other movies vying for showtimes, as well as films you can volunteer to host.