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LUNAFEST® is not just a traveling film festival, it’s a force for change.
For almost 20 years, LUNA has been championing and supporting women. LUNAFEST was created to provide a platform for women to share their untold stories with the world. These important films bring fresh perspectives, ideas that rock our future.
LUNAFEST also makes an impact at the local level, helping to raise funds for women’s causes while providing a global stage for female filmmakers.
Someday audiences will demand new voices, different storytellers. That time is now.
Because these stories can’t wait for someday.
Someday is now.
You can also learn more about our research on the representation of women in film.
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PURL (9 min)
An earnest ball of yarn gets a job at a fast-paced, high-energy, bro-tastic start-up.
Filmmakers: Kristen Lester and Gillian Libbert-Duncan, Emeryville, California
BALLET AFTER DARK (16 min)
A young woman finds strength after an attack by creating an organization to help survivors of sexual abuse and domestic violence through dance therapy.
Filmmaker: B. Monét, New York, New York, and Los Angeles, California
THERE YOU ARE (16 min)
A trans woman must dress like a man to say goodbye to her dying grandmother.
Filmmaker: Lisa Donato, Austin, Texas
X-MAS CAKE – THIS AMERICAN SHELF-LIFE (10 min)
This coming-of-middle-age story follows a pop singer’s journey from hot to not, and what ensues across cultures from New York to Tokyo.
Filmmakers: Petra Hanson, New York, New York, and May Yam, San Jose, California
GAME (15 min)
A new kid in town shows up at the high school boys’ basketball tryouts and instantly makes an impression. Will talent and drive be enough to make the team?
Filmmaker: Jeannie Donohoe, Brooklyn, New York
LADY PARTS (10 min)
A struggling actor finally gets her big break, only to realize the glass ceiling can also be a camera lens.
Filmmakers: Erin Rye and Jessica Sherif, Los Angeles, California
HOW TO SWIM (15 min)
In the last days of her pregnancy, a terrified mother-to-be kidnaps a maternal stranger for an afternoon of hijinks.
Filmmaker: Noa Gusakov, Tel Aviv, Israel
AVAILABLE TUESDAY, DEC. 15 – TUESDAY, DEC. 22
THIS PROGRAM IS FREE – TICKETS REQUIRED
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