Friends of WomenCARE – LUNAFEST are excited to announce
LUNAFEST Film Festival
By and About Women
Screening in Person May 4 at the Del Mar Theatre at 7 PM
Virtual Screening May 5 – 7
Hosted by Lanai Financial Services
Welcome to LUNAFEST® 2022, a program of short films that empower and inspire. This year’s stories are told from a variety of perspectives that champion women and gender nonconforming individuals, highlighting their aspirations, accomplishments, resilience, strength, and connection.
This showing will benefit WomenCARE Santa Cruz, and proceeds from ticket sales and sponsorships go directly to them. WomenCARE provides a safe haven where women with any type of cancer find mutual support, shared experiences, and open hearts. Join us.
For more information visit https://www.lunafest.org/screenings/hybrid-friends-womancare-santa-cruz-ca-050422
List of films screening this year include the following:
HOW TO BE AT HOME
BY ANDREA DORFMAN
An animated poem about coping with isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
CLOSE TIES TO HOME COUNTRY
BY AKANKSHA CRUCZYNSKI
An immigrant dog walker finds connection in the hearts of the wealthy pets she cares for.
GENERATION IMPACT: THE CODER
BY SAMANTHA KNOWLES
A 13-year-old girl designs and builds a mobile app to help kids stay connected to their incarcerated parents by sending photos and letters.
PROOF OF LOSS
BY KATHERINE FISHER
When a fire takes their home, a father and daughter must find a way to salvage what remains: each other.
WHEN YOU CLEAN A STRANGER’S HOME
BY SHARON ARTEAGA
A first-generation high school student describes what she and her mom learn about people when cleaning their homes.
BETWEEN THE LINES: LIZ AT LARGE
BY ABI COLE
Frustrated with the lack of character diversity in The New Yorker’s cartoons, an artist submits her own illustrations, becoming the first Black woman cartoonist in the magazine’s near-century run.
BY EMILY MCALLISTER
A Bronx woman’s accidental social experiment connects her with fellow New Yorkers who might otherwise forever remain strangers.
TO THE FUTURE, WITH LOVE
BY SHALEECE HAAS & HUNTER “PIXEL” JIMENEZ
An animated self-portrait of a nonbinary trans teen caught between the expectations of his Guatemalan immigrant family and his dreams of living happily ever after with his long-distance boyfriend.