Lunafest Film Festival At The Art Theater, Presented by The Junior League of Long Beach
2011-11-07 · By Editor
Nine award-winning films by, for and about women will be presented at LUNAFEST, a benefit film festival hosted by the Junior League of Long Beach (JLLB). The festival will take place on Sunday, November 13, from 2-5 p.m. at the Art Theater in Long Beach, 2025 East 4th Street.
LUNFAFEST is a traveling, women-oriented short film festival featuring stories of hope, humor, and inspiration. The films are selected from more than 800 submitted annually. This year’s films range from stories of Pacific Islander women finding refuge in rugby when they form a team in East Palo Alto to the story of the Ones Who Got Away on Craigslist’s “Missed Connections” forum to an unmarried Persian woman dodging romantic setups at her sister’s wedding. Others offer a look in inside the world of an aging nude figure model and a poem/”how to manual” on being alone. More information about this year’s films is available at www.lunafest.org.
“This is our first LunaFest, and we are so excited to be bringing these films the community of Long Beach,” said Samantha Fabrigas, JLLB President. “The Junior League of Long Beach is committed to the women and children in our community, and this is just one way we are honoring our commitment.”
LUNAFEST benefits local charities, such as the JLLB, as well as the national Breast Cancer Fund. Since its inception in 2000, LUNAFEST has grown from a single annual event to a coast-to-coast force with more than 150 North American screenings each season. To date, 92 filmmakers have been featured and nearly $1.2 million dollars has been raised. Eighty-five percent of the profits go to the host charity and the remaining 15-percent to the Breast Cancer Fund.
Tickets for LUNAFEST are $30 and include hors d’oeuvres. They may be purchased online at www.jllb.com.
About the Junior League of Long Beach
Junior League of Long Beach was established in 1931 as an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. For more information on how to join this dynamic group of women, call 562-989-6400 or visit their website at www.jllb.com.