Women's Studies Program and Louise H. Underwood Center for the Arts Host LUNAFEST 2014

Short films by, for and about women.

EVENT:          Texas Tech University’s Women’s Studies Program and the Louise H. Underwood Center for the Arts are hosting LUNAFEST, a national traveling festival of short films by, for and about women.

WHEN:           3 p.m. Saturday (March 8)

WHERE:        Firehouse Theater, 511 Ave. K

EVENT:          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 festival spotlights the work of a diverse array of talented filmmakers with intelligent, funny and thought-provoking themes.

This season, nine films will travel to more than 150 cities and screen in front of 25,000 people. Each year, various organizations bring LUNAFEST to their communities and raise funds for their local non-profits as well as the main beneficiary, Breast Cancer Fund.

This year’s films include:

Date with Fate
by Venetia Taylor
When it comes to blind dating, some things are meant to be - whether you like it or not.

Flying Anne
by Catherine van Campen
A young girl with Tourett’s Syndrome takes ‘flight’ to navigate life with her tics.

Maria of Many
by Alexandra Liveris
Meet Maria - Mexican immigrant, domestic worker, committed mom and activist.

Sidewalk
by Celia Bullwinkel
A woman walks through life, confronts her changing body and learns to love herself.

Tiny Miny Magic
by Danielle Lurie
When Sam and her mailman exchange presents via her mailbox, an unexpected love connection blossoms.

First Match
by Olivia Newman
A determined female wrestler prepares for her first co-ed high school match.

Granny’s Got Game
by Angela Gorsica Alford
Seven fiercely competitive women in their seventies bond and play winning basketball, proving you are never too old to do what you love.

Running Dry
by Dimitra Nikolopoulou
A woman impacted by economic hardships journeys into contemporary Athens.

Sound Shadows
by Julie Engaas
Enter a world where sound gives shape to space.

For more information on the films featured connect to the LUNAFEST web site at: http://www.lunafest.org

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CONTACT: Tricia Earl, unit coordinator, Women’s Studies Program, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-4335, or patricia.a.earl@ttu.edu.