Girl Rising

Thursday, August 15

Girl Rising, a film by Richard Robbins, follows the struggles of nine young girls from nine countries, including Afghanistan, Cambodia and Peru. The film documents their individual quests to improve their lives through education amid societal persecution and family expectations. These young women are willing to risk everything for the possibility of a better life. $10, 6 p.m., at Crest Theatre, 1013 K Street; (916) 442-7378;