LUNAFEST is a traveling film festival of award-winning short films by, for and about women. This year, the festival will travel to over 150 cities and screen in front of 25,000 people.
LUNAFEST is coming to the Arrowhead Center for the Arts in Grand Marais on Saturday, November 9th at 7:00 p.m., sponsored by the Violence Prevention Center.
(Click on audio mp3 above to hear an interview about the festival with Jodi Yuhasey and Lucy Perpich of the Violence Prevention Center in Grand Marais, MN.)
Established in 2000 by LUNA, the makers of the Whole Nutrition Bar for Women, LUNAFEST connects women, their stories and their causes through film. This traveling film festival spotlights the work of a diverse array of talented women filmmakers with intelligent, funny and thought-provoking themes.
Each year, various organizations bring LUNAFESTs to their communities and raise funds for their local non-profits as well as the festival’s main beneficiary - Breast Cancer Fund.
See more at: http://www.lunafest.org/#sthash.itVLmKEA.dpuf
THE FILMS: 2014
This season’s program of nine selected films is incredibly diverse in style and content, united by a common thread of exceptional storytelling - by, for and about women.
WATCH THE LUNAFEST TRAILERTake a peek at the films selected for the 2013-2014 Season
Date with Fate
by Venetia Taylor
When it comes to blind dating, some things are meant to be—whether you like it or not.
by Olivia Newman
A determined female wrestler prepares for her first co-ed high school match.
by Catherine van Campen
A young girl with Tourette’s syndrome takes “flight” to navigate life with her tics.
Granny’s Got Game
by Angela Gorsica Alford
Seven fiercely competitive women in their seventies bond and play winning basketball, proving you are never too old to do what you love.
Maria of Many
by Alexandra Liveris
Meet María—Mexican immigrant, domestic worker, committed mom and activist.
by Dimitra Nikolopoulou
A woman impacted by economic hardships journeys into contemporary Athens.
by Celia Bullwinkel
A woman walks through life, confronts her changing body and learns to love herself.
by Julie Engaas
Enter a world where sound gives shape to space.
Tiny Miny Magic
by Danielle Lurie
When Sam and her mailman exchange presents via her mailbox, an unexpected love connection blossoms.
See more at: http://www.lunafest.org/the-films#sthash.BUjnMLQn.dpuf