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Lunafest 2018 - Women+Film presents

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One Night Only! Monday, June 11th at 7:15pm

Keep the energy flowing from last month’s highly successful Women+Film Festival and come out for a collection of shorts from Lunafest! Lunafest is a fundraising film festival dedicated to promoting awareness about women's issues, highlighting women filmmakers, and bringing women together in their communities. This unique film festival highlights women as leaders in society, illustrated through nine 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.

Films featured in the 2018 program:
Buttercup directed by Megan Brotherton - USA - 13 min
Maggie needs her best friend today more than ever, but never expected she'd actually show up.

Girls Level Up directed by Anne Edgar - USA - 10 min
A young Pakistani women who grew up in a conservative Muslim neighborhood in the Middle East helps middle school girls in Silicon Valley realize their dream of designing their own video game.

Toys directed by Amanda Quid - USA - 2 min
In 1930s farm country, a father wants a son, but he gets a little girl. He tries to toughen her up by giving her toys intended for boys. His efforts backfire when she proves a little too capable for comfort.

Fanny Pack directed by Uttera Singh - USA - 11 min
A comedy about a young Indian-American woman who wants to follow her dreams and a fanny pack-clad Indian father who chases his daughter through an airport hoping that she will follow his.

Joy Joy Nails directed by Joey Ally - USA - 18 min
In an upmarket Connecticut strip mall, Korean Sarah manages a Korean-owned nail salon with an ever cheerful, K-pop pumping, manicured iron fist. When Chinese Mia starts training as a manicurist, and looks to be stealing the boss’s son’s affections, Sarah gets her claws out—only to discover the terrible truth under the varnish at Joy Joy Nails.

Yours Sincerely, Lois Weber directed by Svetlana Cvetko - USA - 6 min
A tribute to the highest-paid silent film director at Universal Studios in 1916

JessZilla directed by Emily Sheskin - USA - 8 min
Jesselyn “Jesszilla” Silva is serious about boxing, and at 10 years old trains seriously with dreams of becoming a professional fighter. Her father, Pedro, finds himself caught in between supporting her dream and worrying about her future as she tries to master a combat sport.

Waiting For Hassana directed by Ifunanya Maduka - Nigeria - 10 min
In 2014, the extremist organization, Boko Haram, kidnapped 276 teenage girls from a town in northeastern Nigeria. WAITING FOR HASSANA is a harrowing first-person account of one girl’s escape from captivity and a heart-wrenching lament for her closest friend Hassana — one of the many girls still unaccounted for...

Last Summer, In The Garden directed by Bekky O'Neil - Canada - 12 min
Last Summer, In The Garden recounts one woman’s journey through a joyful, fearful time of death and rebirth.

Additional Countries: Nigeria, Canada