Films, feminism, and fun—it’s a winning combination! For the past 11 years, the Women’s Studies Advisory Council (WOSAC) has been selected by Clif Bar and LUNA® to host Tucson’s LUNAFEST. LUNAFEST is a nationally touring film festival that features award-winning short films by, for, and about women. 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.
Tucson LUNAFEST, held in March at The Loft Cinema, also features a short film contest, giving local filmmakers the opportunity to have their original film kick off the show for the hundreds of enthusiastic movie-goers who come to LUNAFEST each year.
All of the event proceeds benefit WOSAC and the Breast Cancer Fund (BCF). WOSAC, which is a member-based community organization that promotes and supports the students, faculty, and activities of the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, retains 85 percent of event profits for our local community. Fifteen percent goes to the national BCF to support innovative research into cancer prevention.
Leigh Spencer, program coordinator for WOSAC, describes LUNAFEST as an inspirational night out not to be missed. Spencer recalls one fan who has made attending LUNAFEST her birthday tradition, inviting 20 of her closest friends to be part of the thunderous applause that always follows the show. “She likes to celebrate this way, she told me, because when you get a room full of powerful and inspired women together, you get the feeling there is nothing you can’t accomplish.”
In 2014, Tucson LUNAFEST was honored as one of the top 10 LUNAFESTS in the country, boasting the greatest student participation in the nation.
Spencer says last year’s Tucson LUNAFEST raised over $8,000. WOSAC profits support critical research travel for students and faculty as well as lectures and events that strengthen the ties between the UA and the larger Tucson community.
March 8, 7:00 – 9:30 pm
The Loft Cinema
3233 E. Speedway
Tickets: $10 general admission*
Raffle Tickets: $5 each or 3 for$10*
To purchase Tickets call (520) 621-5656
This event will also feature an exciting raffle, offering chances to win jewelry, gift certificates to fine dining and services, and the traditional, handmade, annual LUNAFEST quilt. More