Archive for Thursday, March 6, 2008

Screenings celebrate female filmmakers

March 6, 2008


Past Event
Lunafest Film Festival

  • When: Sunday, March 9, 2008, 2 p.m.
  • Where: Liberty Hall Cinema, 644 Massachussets Street, Lawrence
  • Cost: $8 - $10
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"Nine short films from around the world, by ... for ... about women."

That's the goal of Lunafest, a national film festival established in 2000. Each year from October to March, Lunafest screenings take place at more than 100 venues in the U.S. and Canada, with proceeds going to national and local charities.

The diverse films selected range from animation to fictional drama and cover topics such as women's health, motherhood, body image, sexuality, cultural diversity and breaking barriers. This year's lineup includes "Breaking Boundaries" (Ireland), "Daikon Ashi" (Japan), "Dona Ana" (Colombia), "Godir Gestir" (Iceland), "The Guarantee" (USA), "Happiness" (USA), "Make a Wish" (Palestine), "My Other Mother" (South Africa) and "Pockets" (USA).

The films will screen at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday at Liberty Hall, 644 Mass.

Admission is $10; $8 for students and seniors.

Proceeds will benefit the Breast Cancer Fund, KU Theatre & Film Department scholarship fund for female film students, Women's Transitional Care Services and GaDuGi Safe Center.


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