Third annual Lunafest held Friday at Centennial Hall

Posted: Thursday, January 21, 2010

Lunafest, a fundraising film festival featuring short films "by, for, and about women" will be hosted by Juneau Pro-Choice Coalition Friday, Jan. 22, at Centennial Hall. The festival will showcase 10 short films by women filmmakers, ranging from animated shorts to fictional drama, and covering topics such as women's health, motherhood, body image, sexuality, cultural diversity, and breaking barriers. The festival, created in 2000 by the makers of LUNA Bars, is dedicated to promoting awareness of women's issues as well as highlighting women filmmakers and bringing women together. This is the third year it has been held in Juneau.

This year's films are: "A Summer Rain" directed by Ela Thier, New York, N.Y.; "Plastic" directed by Sandy Widyanata, Bondi Beach, Australia; "Roz (and Joshua)" directed by Charlene Music, Palo Alto, Calif.; "Monday Before Thanksgiving" directed by Courteney Cox, West Hollywood, Calif.; "DIY: Emancipation 101" directed by Lynn Robinson, Lyndeborough, N.H.; "The Kinda Sutra" directed by Jessica Yu, Santa Monica, Calif.; "A Vida Politica" directed by Kat Mansoor, Brighton, England; "Anjali" directed by Maya Anand, New York, N.Y.; "Omelette" directed by Nadejda Koseva, Sofia, Bulgaria; and "The Mccombie Way" directed by Kristina & Nick Higgins, Los Angeles, Calif.

The festival will begin at 6 p.m. with a silent auction and films will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Hearthside Books, Juneau Arts & Humanities COucil, from a Juneau Pro-Choice Coalition board member or at the door.

All proceeds from the festival benefit the Breast Cancer Fund and the Juneau Pro-Choice Coalition.

For more information about the event, e-mail juneauchoice@juneauchoice.com. For more information about the festival, visit www.lunafest.org.



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