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, which will visit over 175 cities this season, spotlights the work of a diverse array of talented women filmmakers with intelligent, funny and thought-provoking themes. The Portland screening will be on January 25th, 7pm at the Clinton Street Theater as part of the POWMonthly Screening series, brought to you by the Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival.
In addition to supporting women filmmakers, you will also be supporting breast cancer research. A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to the Breast Cancer Fund, so bring all your friends to watch great films for a great cause!
This year’s program includes:
FINDING JUNE / 18 minutes: Through the eyes of a deaf woman just diagnosed with breast cancer, communication’s role in understanding one another is explored. Director: Anna Schumacher, Los Angeles, California
BALSA WOOD / 9 minutes: A lighthearted slice of life about two mixed-race siblings visiting their extended Filipino family for lunch.Director: Dominique Lecchi, London, England
BOXEADORA / 17 minutes: One woman defies Fidel Castro’s ban on female boxing to follow her dreams of Olympic glory and become Cuba’s first female boxer. Director: Meg Smaker, Oakland, California
RAISING RYLAND / 14 minutes: An intimate look at parenting with no strings attached—a journey inside the transgender experience as lived by a six-year-old boy and his two loving parents. Director: Sarah Feeley, Los Angeles, California
FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS / 7 minutes: A tired housewife loses her car in a shopping mall—sometimes problems can open a door to a whole new world. Director: Hanna Maylett, Helsinki, Finland
BEACH FLAGS / 14 minutes: A young Iranian lifeguard, determined to participate in an international competition in Australia, experiences an unexpected obstacle when a new team member arrives. Director: Sarah Saidan, Paris, France
Tickets are available for a sliding scale of $5-$10 at the door, or in advance by clicking here.
Doors open at 6:30pm. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Attendees who purchase a ticket will be entered into a drawing for a POWFest Membership!
POWMonthly is sponsored by New Belgium Brewing Company.
POWMonthly is a series dedicated to showcasing films directed by women. It provides year-round visibility to the wide range of high quality, thought-provoking films women create, and often gives audiences an opportunity interact with the filmmakers. By doing so, POWMonthly supports the careers and leadership of women in film.
Screenings take place on the fourth Monday of every month at Clinton Street Theater and proceeds fund POWFest’s efforts to increase the number of women in leadership roles in media by providing resources, education and visibility.
For further information and press opportunities contact Tara Johnson-Medinger at 503-267-1126.
Screening Details: LUNAFEST
Monday January 25, 2016, 7:00pm
Clinton Street Theater 2522 SE Clinton Street Portland, Oregon
Tickets: available at the door, sliding scale $5.00 – $10.00 (no one turned away due to lack of funds)
Film Website: http://www.lunafest.org/the-films
Annie G’s Film Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2o8nwBmUy6Q