Lunafest, a national touring film festival featuring short films by, for and about women, will be coming to Lewis County on April 28 at the Historic Chehalis Theatre. Nine films from all over the world are short, humorous, poignant and thought-provoking.
Sponsored by the Lewis County American Association of University Women (AAUW), all net proceeds will benefit the Human Response Network of Lewis County and scholarships for Lewis County women and girls. Doors will open at 1:00 p.m. for complimentary refreshments from local restaurants, as well as browsing the raffle items. The ninety-minute film festival begins at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are available at Book N Brush in Chehalis, The Station in Centralia, AAUW members and online at www.lunafest.org/chehalis. Ticket prices are $20.
Movies that will be showing are as follows, along with a brief description:
Buttercup by Megan Brotherton - Maggie needs her best friend today more than ever, but never expected she'd actually show up.
Girls Level Up by Anne Edgar - A young Pakistani woman who grew up in a conservative Muslim neighborhood in the Middle East helps middle school girls in Silicon Valley realize their dream of designing their own video game.
Toys by Amanda Quaid - In 1930's farm country, a father wants a son but gets a little girl. He tries to toughen her up by giving her toys intended for boys. His efforts backfire when she proves a little too capable for comfort.
Fanny Pack by Uttera Singh - A comedy about a young Indian American woman who wants to follow her dreams and a fanny pack clad Indian father who chases his daughter through an airport hoping that she will follow his dreams.
There are more movies that will be shown including Joy Joy Nails by Joey Ally, Yours Sincerely Lois Weber by Svetlana Cvetko, Jesszilla by Emily Sheskin, Waiting For Hassana by Ifunanya Madukaln 2014 and Last Summer, in the Garden by Bekky O'Neil.
They will have items for auction by Simple Simon Salon in Chehalis and Bateaux Winery in Toledo.