Lunafest is a fundraising film festival that promotes awareness about women's issues, highlights women filmmakers and brings women together in their communities, according to a news release. The festival is held in cities across the country and has been in operation for 11 years.
What: LUNAFEST film festival
When: doors at 4 p.m., films at 4:30 p.m., April 22
Where: The Blue Note, 17 N. Ninth St.
Cost: $20 for the public, $15 with a student ID. Tickets can be purchased at The Blue Note box office or thebluenote.com. Student tickets available at box office only.
- "Every Mother Counts" by Christy Turlington Burns
- "I am a Girl!" by Susan Koenen
- "Life Model" by Lori Petchers
- "A Reluctant Bride" by Shideh Faramand
- "Worst Enemy" by Lake Bell
- "How to be Alone" by Andrea Dorfman
- "Lady Razorbacks" by Laura Green
- "Missed Connections" by Mary Robertson
- "The Wind is Blowing on My Street" by Saba Riazi
The films include animation to fictional drama and cover topics such as women's health, motherhood, body image, aging, cultural diversity and breaking barriers.
Doors open at 4 p.m., and the films begin at 4:30 p.m. The cost is $20 for the public and $15 for students with an ID. Tickets can be purchased at The Blue Note box office or online at thebluenote.com.
All proceeds will benefit the Breast Cancer Fund and Central Missouri Community Action, an organization that helps mid-Missouri families with low incomes.
So far, Lunafest has raised more than $456,000 for the Breast Cancer Fund and more than $785,000 for other women's nonprofit organizations.