"The LA Fund's #ArtsMatter campaign reminds us that exposure to the arts is
essential for any truly meaningful education. The arts give us a deeper understanding of
our world and of ourselves. We must fight to keep them alive and well in our public schools.”
By Carmen Triola
The L.A. premiere, held on Sept. 29 at the Microsoft Theater, featured a video message from First Lady Michelle Obama.
When Davis Guggenheim sets out to make a new movie — like his documentaries An Inconvenient Truth and the upcoming He Named Me Malala — he thinks of family first.
"I always make a movie with a certain audience in mind," the director tells The Hollywood Reporter. "When I made An Inconvenient Truth, I imagined my cousins who live in Ohio who are Republicans. I imagined them watching the movie and hoping to convince them that climate change was real. But with [Malala], I thought a lot about my own daughters, and [convincing] them that Malala [Yousafzai's] story is inspirational and that her cause is broad." Read more here.