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LUNAFEST film festival set April 2 in Pocatello, April 9 in Idaho Falls

Posted March 26, 2009

The Anderson Gender Resource Center at Idaho State University is sponsoring the LUNAFEST 2009 Festival of 10 short films by, for and about women on April 2 in Pocatello and April 9 in Idaho Falls.

The Pocatello screening on April 2 will be held at 7 p.m. in the ISU College of Education Auditorium. 

The Idaho Falls screening on April 9 will be held at noon in the Bennion Student Union at University Place. Admission is $2 or free with an ISU Bengal Card. For more information, call 282-7866.

Each year, LUNAFEST and its board of advisors receive almost 600 film submissions from women filmmakers around the world — from amateur producers and film students, to aspiring indie stars and accomplished filmmakers. Each film is viewed and evaluated individually on its unique ability to capture the “by…for…about women” mission.  The 10 short films selected for this year – a combination of live action, animation and documentary films – are as follows:

BIG GIRL: Playfully competing with Mom’s new boyfriend, nine-year-old Josephine learns that letting people in can lead to wonderful things.

FIM-DE-SEMANA (Weekend): A country house. A weekend. A family. Time goes by. Silence prevails.

SARAH IN THE DARK: The little voice in Sarah's head has been let loose for too long.

RED WEDNESDAY: Nine-year-old Sholeh attempts to revive her ailing mother with a Zoroastrian fire celebration.

GRAPPLING GIRLS: Ladies are making their way into one of the world’s oldest sports – wrestling - and even taking on the guys.

34×25x36: A tour of the Patina V Mannequin Factory in the City of Industry, outside of LA.

KADEN: A transgender individual prepares for reconstructive surgery and reflects on what is left behind and what the future holds.

MY FIRST CRUSH: A playful animation about awkward moments and young romance.

THE LADIES: Sisters Vali and Mimi reflect on their craft, the importance of family and their creative spirits.

KUNA NI NANANG (My Mother Said): Elena Bautista reflects on her 100 years of life.

LUNAFEST was established in 2000 by LUNA, the makers of the Whole Nutrition Bar for Women, to simultaneously promote women filmmakers, raise awareness for women’s issues, and support worthy women’s nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S. and Canada.  Proceeds will benefit The Breast Cancer Fund.  Additional information about LUNAFEST is available at www.lunafest.org.

The Anderson Center at Idaho State University serves as the focal point on campus for the consideration of gender issues. 

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If you’d like more information about LUNAFEST or to schedule an interview with Anderson Center staff, please contact Rebecca Morrow at 282-2805 or gndrctr@isu.edu