BOONE—LUNAFEST, the fundraising film festival dedicated to promoting awareness about women’s issues, highlighting women filmmakers, and bringing women together in their communities, will be presented in two local screenings in April 7 and 8. All proceeds benefit the Women’s Fund of the Blue Ridge, Girls on the Run of the High Country and the Breast Cancer Fund.
The first screening is April 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the Greenbriar Theater of Appalachian State University’s Plemmons Student Union, followed by a question-answer session beginning at 8 p.m.
The second screening will be held April 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Harvest House Performance Center in Boone. Intermission will feature complimentary movie snacks and an auction of the winning pieces from Bra-Va!, a community competition to creatively and festively decorate a bra.
Tickets are $7 for students and $10 for the general public. They can be purchased at the door or at http://www.lunafest.org.
This film festival highlights women as leaders in society, illustrated through nine short films by women filmmakers. The films range from animation to fictional drama, and cover topics such as women’s health, motherhood, body image, aging, cultural diversity and breaking barriers.
Since the film festival began in 2000, LUNAFEST has raised more than $857,000 for Breast Cancer Fund and over $2,100,000 for other women’s non-profit organizations. Local screenings are hosted by Mast General Store and the Appalachian State University Beaver College of Health Sciences. For more information, visit http://gotr.appstate.edu/luna.
About Appalachian State University
As the premier, public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls more than 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
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