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ISU Anderson Center’s LUNAFEST 2013 festival of short films set March 7 in Pocatello, March 13 in Idaho Falls

Posted February 19, 2013

The Idaho State University Anderson Gender Resource Center will pleased to screen LUNAFEST 2013, a festival of nine short films by, for and about women, on March 7 in Pocatello and March 13 in Idaho Falls.

The Pocatello screening will be held at 7 p.m. in the Pond Student Union Salmon Suites. For additional information on the Pocatello screening, call 208–282–2805.

The Idaho Falls screening will be held at noon in the Multipurpose Room of the Bennion Student Union at University Place. For more information on the Idaho Falls screening contact Ches Barnes at 20 –282–7866.

Both screenings are free and open to all. Donations cheerfully accepted.

Each year, LUNAFEST and its board of advisors receive an astonishing amount of film submissions every year, which totals over 600 films by women around the world. What LUNAFEST demonstrates is the power of intellectual women thinkers and the ability to move the world. Whether you are an amateur producer, a film student, an aspiring indie star, or an accomplished filmmaker; the film selection at LUNAFEST welcomes all as long as the films meet one condition the films are "by… for … and about women."  The nine short films explore a number of different issues are as followed:

"Blank Canvas" – Going through chemotherapy, a woman turns her baldness into a blank canvas for self-expression.

"Flawed" – An animated tale about accepting yourself, flaws and all.

"Lunch Date" – Getting dumped hurts, especially for a woman whose boyfriend sends his fourteen-year-old brother to break the news.

"The Bathhouse" – Escaping the streets of the modern city, a group of women are transformed by a bathhouse paradise.

"When I Grow Up" – A mother and daughter sell tacos and dream of a better life.

"Chalk" – A gymnast selected for an elite training camp makes new discoveries about bodies, boys and friendship.

"Geogena Terry" – How the founder of Terry Bicycles revolutionized cycling with bike frames designed for a women's body.

"Self-Portrait with Cows Going Home and Other Works" – A rare soulful portrait of the ironically camera-shy Sylvia Plachy, a renowned contemporary photographer.

"Whakatiki – A Spirit Rising" – A day at the river awakens the spirit of a woman held captive by years of broken promises.

LUNAFEST was established in 2000 by LUNA, the makers of the Whole Nutrition Bar for Women, to promote women filmmakers, while raising awareness and support of women’s issues. LUNAFEST attempts to provide support for women’s nonprofit organizations throughout the United States 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.  In our efforts, we are especially guided by the ideal of diversity which allows us to envision a future free of the limitations imposed by our culture's standard definitions of gender and other categories of difference.

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