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Lunafest Presents Films By and About Women at Purchase College March 11

Date Released: 2/27/2009

The Lunafest Film Festival, which highlights women filmmakers and women as leaders in society, will have its premiere at Purchase College on  March 11  from 7to 9 PM in the Choral Hall of the Music Building (Room 1002). Tickets are $5.

The festival is dedicated to promoting awareness about women’s issues and is a featured event at Purchase for Women's History Month.  The nine films to be shown range from animated shorts to fictional drama and cover topics such as women’s health, body image, spirituality, relationships, cultural diversity and breaking barriers.

This national film festival in its 7th year brings women together in their communities and is presented by the Purchase Student Life Office with support by LUNA, the Whole Nutrition Bar for Women.

The films to be shown include:

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- A country house in Portugal. 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.  Deals with issues surrounding Social Anxiety Disorder.

Red Wednesday- Nine-year-old Sholeh attempts to revive her ailing mother with a Zoroastrian fire celebration.  Focusing of the increase of Iranian immigrants, following Iran’s Islamic Revolution.

Grappling Girls- Ladies are making their way into one of the world’s oldest sports – and even taking on the guys.  Grappling Girls is a story about women’s wrestling in the 2004 Olympics.

34x25x36- A tour of the Patina V Mannequin Factory in the City of Industry, outside of LA.  A disturbing look into women’s body image and the “ideal” size.

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- Hungarian sisters Vali and Mimi reflect on their craft, the importance of family and their creative spirits.

Kuna Ni Nanang- Filipino Elena Bautista reflects on her 100 years of life and the power of being a Filipino woman. 

For information call 914-251-6334.