The traveling film fest features films made by and about women.
Contact: Therese McDevitt or Jen Falk 239-939-2787
FORT MYERS, FL (May 4, 2023)- The Alliance for the Arts is bringing LunaFest back for the third year on May 26, beginning at 7:00 p.m. The traveling film fest, sponsored by Luna Bars, is dedicated to elevating women in the filmmaking industry.
LunaFest celebrates a powerful and diverse set of women filmmakers and helps expose their short films to national audiences. Since 2001, LunaFest has empowered and shared the work of more than 175 women filmmakers giving them the opportunity to tell their stories and opening the door for filmmakers who might not otherwise be given the chance to show their art.
This year’s LunaFest features seven (7) short films, light refreshments and the opportunity to interact with others in the community. Tickets are $15 and available on EventBrite. More information is available at ArtInLee.orgor by emailing email@example.com.
The featured films include:
RECLAIM YOUR WATER: NATASHA SMITH
By Faith E. Briggs
As a member of the Ebony Beach Club, Natasha Smith surfs, skates, and makes her own waves.
MISS CHELOVE: FROM JAVA TO THE STREETS OF D.C.
By Sara T. Gama
As she paints a mural, artist Cita Sadeli (aka Miss Chelove) opens up about her life, her cultural heritage, and how she fell in love with graffiti art in the 1980s.
By Bret Parker & Pete Barma
The true story of Pete Barma explores gender identity, Little League Baseball, the people who inspire change by being themselves, and the superheroes who champion that change.
THIS IS BETH
By Jen Randall
As celebrated rock climber Beth Rodden grapples with her body image, she rediscovers the love of her sport…and herself.
MORE THAN I WANT TO REMEMBER
By Amy Bench
After her southeastern Congo village is bombed, 14-year-old Mugeni sets out on a remarkable solo journey across the globe, determined to reunite with her lost loved ones and lift up the Banyamulenge people.
SYED FAMILY XMAS EVE GAME NIGHT
By Fawzia Mirza & Kausar Mohammed
All cards are on the table when Noor, a queer Pakistani Muslim woman, brings her Puerto Rican girlfriend, Luz, home for the first time on the family’s annual game night.
By Samantha Sanders
Amid a brutal Chicago winter and the global pandemic, Deirdre, Helen, and Jennefer’s friendship grows as they commit to a daily sunrise plunge together in Lake Michigan.
About Alliance for the Arts
The Alliance for the Arts is a nonprofit community visual and performing arts center located in the heart of Fort Myers, Florida. Since 1975, the Alliance has been committed to transforming lives and improving community through the arts. The Alliance campus and galleries are open to the public from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. Located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. For more information, please call 239-939-2787, visit us at www.ArtInLee.org, find us on Facebook, Instagram or follow us on Twitter.