Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Reception 6:30 p.m., Films 7:30 p.m.
Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, 508 S. Main Street, Moscow
on sale starting March 3 at the Women's Center and BookPeople of Moscow
Students: $3 (films only), $6 (reception and films)
General Admission: $6 (films only), $12 (reception and films)
LUNAFEST 2014 will feature a pre-show reception at 6:30 pm with hors d'oeuvres by Mikey's Gyros, and bar by Camas Prairie Winery. A raffle will be held during the intermission featuring fantastic prizes donated by local businesses. Tickets are $6/12 for the pre-show reception and films (includes complimentary appetizers, one beverage, and a free raffle ticket); $3/6 for the films only (start time: 7:30 pm).
LUNAFEST is a fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Fund and the U of I Women's Center. For more information about the 2014 event, please contact the Women's Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or (208) 885-2777.
Date with Fate
by Venetia Taylor (Sydney, Australia)
When it comes to blind dating, some things are meant to be—whether you like it or not.
by Olivia Newman (Brooklyn, NY)
Fourteen year-old Monique “Mo” Morris is the only girl on what used to be an all-boys wrestling team. As she prepares for her first co-ed high school match, we learn that her desire to dominate the male opponent she will face on the mat is about more than proving to her skeptical teammates that she has earned her starting position. She is also wrestling to connect with her father, a former wrestler himself, who is struggling to raise her alone.
by Catherine Van Campen (Netherlands)
The more you look at beautiful, eleven-year-old Anne, the more you’ll notice her “tics.” Anne suffers from Gilles de la Tourette’s syndrome, a condition that makes her body do things she doesn’t want it to, such as suddenly spinning around or licking everything in sight. She sometimes finds it hard to cope with her illness, especially in school, where she’s afraid that others will bully or laugh at her. This documentary short shows how Anne tries to keep her tics in check by “flying” through life.
Granny’s Got Game
by Angela Gorsica Alford (Raleigh, NC)
The film follows a group of septuagenarian women who don’t let age and ailments stop them from doing what they love—playing basketball. Their team, the “Fabulous Seventies,” is based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and competes in senior tournaments around the United States. The Fabulous Seventies have won a multitude of medals over their nineteen years together, including a national championship. Despite their competitive natures, these women know that friendship is as important as winning.
María of Many
by Alexandra Liveris (Palo Alto, CA)
After being mistreated as a part-time hire, Mexican immigrant María finds her voice, a community, and dignity within the San Francisco Women’s Collective—an all women worker-run group that provides cleaning jobs in exchange for activism on behalf of the rights of domestic laborers. María is proud of her work, yet her deepest motivation for putting in long hours is to provide a better life for her children.
by Dimitra Nikolopoulou (Athens, Greece)
With no job and the power cut off at home, Athina takes her last 64 Euros and heads to the electricity company, hoping to make some sort of settlement. On the way, she meets an unemployed dad and his hungry child, a woman searching through garbage cans for food, and an elderly gentleman who can’t afford his medications. This is a journey into a contemporary Athens rocked by recent economic crises, with an expected ending.
by Celia Bullwinkel (New York, NY)
A woman walks through life, confronts her changing body and learns to love herself.
by Julie Engaas (Olso, Norway)
Enter a world where sound gives shape to space.
Tiny Miny Magic
by Danielle Lurie (New York, NY)
Sam Cabbage decides to show her appreciation for her mailman by leaving him a present in her mailbox, and is delighted when he leaves her a present back. A gift giving exchange ensues, culminating in a twist ending and love connection Sam could never have imagined.
From the original creators:
"We created LUNAFEST to raise awareness about women's issues, highlight women filmmakers, bring women together in their communities, and raise money for the Breast Cancer Fund."
LUNAFEST is a national film festival that showcases original short films by, for, and about women.
LUNAFEST is a special evening where movie fans can gather to view a selection of diverse, unique, and limited distribution films by independent women filmmakers and screenwriters. The films range from documentaries, to animated shorts, to dance narratives, and cover topics such as women’s health, body image, sexuality, spirituality, sports, relationships, cultural diversity, breaking cultural barriers, and the environment.
LUNAFEST is a fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Fund
and the U of I Women's Center.
For more information about LunaFest, please visit the official film festival website