One-night live cinema event focuses on women's rights


To honor International Women’s Day, “A Powerful Noise Live!”, a one-night, in-theatre event on Thursday, March 5, will give audiences a glimpse into the efforts of three women to create change in Bosnia, Mali and Vietnam. The event will also provide an exclusive opportunity to hear from top experts and advocates about the broader problems—and solutions—facing women in the world’s poorest countries. A town hall discussion live from New York City will be simulcast to more than 450 participating movie theatres that night, immediately following the documentary A Powerful Noise.

Presented by National CineMedia’s (NCM) Fathom and CARE, in partnership with ONE and the UN Commission on the Status of Women, the event begins at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Event panelists include Christy Turlington Burns, CARE advocate for maternal health and contributing editor for Marie Claire magazine; Nicholas Kristof, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, New York Times columnist and acclaimed author, and Dr. Helene Gayle, CARE president and CEO.

"The world isn't living up to its potential right now because most women and girls lack basic human rights and opportunities we often take for granted in the United States," says Turlington Burns. "But like the three women featured in A Powerful Noise, you can become a champion in your own community to help impact the lives of other women in our world.’

“A Powerful Noise Live!” will be shown in high-definition with surround sound in more than 450 select movie theatres, including AMC Entertainment Inc., Celebration! Cinema, Cinemark Holdings, Clearview Cinemas, Cobb Theatres, Georgia Theatre Company, Goodrich Quality Theaters, Hollywood Theaters, Kerasotes Showplace Theatres, Marcus Theatres, National Amusements and Regal Entertainment Group movie theatres, through NCM’s Digital Broadcast Network. The event will be broadcast live from the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College in New York City.

Tickets are available at participating theatre box offices and online at