Friends of WomenCARE – LUNAFEST are delighted to announce the 2023 Santa Cruz Live Showing of the 22nd Annual LUNAFEST®Film Festival on Wednesday May 17th, 7pm at the Del Mar Theater, Santa Cruz. And the virtual showing May 17-20. We will host a preshow Reception at the Del Mar 5:30 – 7 pm featuring wines from Hallcrest and Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyards. Hosted by Lanai Financial Solutions.
The 2023 season of LUNAFEST® features seven short films with a total running time of 95 minutes.
This year’s event once again supports WomenCARE, A safe haven where women with any type of cancer find mutual support, shared experiences, and open hearts.
Although the films aren’t rated we recommend 13 Plus
Tickets and information visit https://www.lunafest.org/screenings/hybrid-friends-of-womencare-santa-cruz-ca-051723
Here is the list of films
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 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.