The Hollywood Court Theater in Los Angeles (November 10 & 14)is only one of several stops for LUNAFEST as it tours throughout November, spreading breast cancer awareness in its wake.
This year’s LUNAFEST features six films by women directors, with themes ranging from self-identity and body image to a revealing look at a woman caught in the criminal justice system. More than 160 films were submitted for judging to LUNAFEST, which offers a platform for budding directors to exhibit their work and generate dialogue about topics vital to women’s lives. All net proceeds from the film festival will go directly to The Breast Cancer Fund.
“LUNAFEST establishes a creative forum for women filmmakers and audiences to share issues that are top-of-mind for women,” said Yana Kushner, director of LUNA brand management for Clif Bar Inc. “In addition to empowering women through shared storytelling, LUNAFEST enables audiences nationwide to support the important work of The Breast Cancer Fund.”
The films featured in LUNAFEST 2002 include three documentaries, an animated short, a dance narrative and the humorous re-counting of a Washington Irving story. All the filmmakers cover serious topics in a range of fashions, such as Brooke Keesling’s light-hearted take on body image in her award-winning short Boobie Girl, which received a 2001 Academy Award for Best Student Animation and was screened in 2002 at the Sundance Film Festival and HBO Comedy Film Festival.
For more information and a schedule of screening dates and venues, visit the LUNAbar website.