"Women Like Us". (Provided Photo)
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ITHACA, N.Y. — A documentary film screening titled “Women Like Us” will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10 at Cinemapolis, 120 E. Green St., Ithaca. With strong women empowerment themes, the film captures dedicated heroines showcasing the positive results that occur when taking the first step to making a difference. Dream on Productions has partnered with Gathr Films, a crowd-sourcing platform titled Theatrical-On-Demand®, to release the film nationwide.

The film is hosted by Movie Captain and former Alderperson and Tompkins County Poet Laureate, Michelle Courtney Berry. Berry, a Cornell University alumnus, is also an actor, playwright, entrepreneur, and founder of two women’s groups. There were enough pre-sale tickets sold to enable this movie to “tip” and be screened here in Ithaca.

Advance tickets are now available here. If the show does not sell out, seats will also be available the evening of the show.

Watch the movie trailer below.

Women Like Us Official Trailer 2017 from Gathr Films on Vimeo.

“Women Like Us” is a film that lifts and motivates the spirit while taking the audience on a moving journey of exploration, adversity and evolution, as they witness the unimaginable social injustices women face around the globe. Director Sally Colón-Petree, travels the U.S. and Kenya to engage in conversations with more than 10 astounding women creating change in the areas of sex trafficking, female genital mutilation, teen suicide, homelessness, education, and more. The movie also features actress/comedian Sherri Shepherd; award-winning journalist Catt Sadler; former executive producer of the Oprah Winfrey show Dianne Hudson; life coach and motivational speaker Tim Storey; former First Lady of Kenya Ida Odinga; co-founder of the Los Angeles Dream Center, Caroline Barnett; CNN Hero Robin Emmons and more. Featuring music by Grammy-nominated artist and activist, MOBY.

Due to subject matter that tackles topics such as genital mutilation, the screening is best for adults.

For more information about the film, visit womenlikeusdocumentary.com.

Featured image: “Women Like Us”. (Provided Photo)

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