SHORT FILMS BY, FOR AND ABOUT WOMEN
LUNAFEST, the fundraising film festival dedicated to promoting awareness about women's issues, highlighting women filmmakers, and bringing women together in their communities, will be hosted by Centre Safe and The State Theatre in State College on March 28, 2019.
This unique film festival highlights women as leaders in society, illustrated through eight short films by women filmmakers. The films range from animation to fictional drama, and cover topics such as women’s health, body image, relationships, cultural diversity and breaking barriers.
All proceeds from LUNAFEST will benefit Centre Safe, The State Theatre, and Chicken & Egg Pictures, a nonprofit organization that supports women nonfiction filmmakers whose artful and innovative storytelling catalyzes social change. Thus far, LUNAFEST, which is created and funded by LUNA®, The Whole Nutrition Bar, has raised more than $4 Million for nonprofit organizations across the US and Canada.
Centre Safe, formerly The Centre County Women’s Resource Center, provides services to victims of sexual violence, domestic violence, and stalking. Centre Safe’s mission is to empower survivors, so they may live lives free of violence, and to eliminate violence.
Flip The Record by Marie Jamora - In this 1980s coming-of-age story set to pulsing hip-hop music, a Filipino-American teen discovers her identity through a budding talent for turntablism.
The Final Show by Dana Nachman - A woman who has lived a long life full of love and loss has to decide, based on all that she has learned, who to take along to eternity.
My Immigrant Story - The hot-button issue of immigration inspired the director to reflect on her own path to American citizenship.
War Paint by Katrelle N. Kindred - A young black girl in South Los Angeles experiences a series of events that intersects racism and sexism during the 4th of July holiday.
Drummer Girl by Sophie Hextrer - A woman's life changed in the blink of an eye. Music set her free.
Are We Good Parents? By Bola Ogun - When a couple's 14-year-old daughter says she’s going to her first dance with her classmate, they question their preconceived notions of her sexuality and their openness as parents.
Today, Tomorrow, Yesterday by Jackie Files - A young woman finds her old diaries while moving out of her childhood bedroom and learns to make peace with herself.
UR Dead To Me by Yonoko Li - A dried-flower delivery woman gets a glimpse into the cycles of love and loss.
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Pricing: Adults - $16 (includes fee); Students - $7 (includes fee)