Connecting Women Through Film - a benefit for Girls on the Run of the Wood River Valley
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 hosted by Girls on the Run of the Wood River Valley at the new Argyos Performing Arts Center in Ketchum on Thursday, November 8th, 2018
This unique film festival highlights women as leaders in society, illustrated through 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.
5:30-6:30 Silent Auction & Reception
Tickets: $20/adult, $15 youth/senior, $40 Red Carpet Admission($25/$15/$45 at the door). Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Elephant's Perch & Iconoclast Books through the afternoon of the event.
The Red Carpet Admission will include a souvenir "footnote" gift, a glass of wine/beer, appetizers and an entry in the "Pamper Me" raffle. Or just come before show time, grab a glass of wine and check out the items in the auction.
Online Auction: The silent auction is viewable and biddable before, during and after the event. See the great collection of entertainment, travel, good, services and more! This year's selection also includes a full season Sun Valley ski pass.
Donate your goods or services to benefit the Girls on the Run program!
"Pamper Me" Raffle: With over $700 in product and services, the winner of this raffle will be fully pampered! Purchase your tickets online if you can't attend Lunafest. You don't have to be present to win.
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 women 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 1930s farm country, a father wants a son, but he 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.
JOY JOY NAILS - BY JOEY ALLY
In an upmarket Connecticut strip mall, Korean Sarah manages a Korean-owned nail salon with an ever cheerful, K-pop pumping, manicured iron fist. When Chinese Mia starts training as a manicurist, and looks to be stealing the boss’s son’s affections, Sarah gets her claws out—only to discover the terrible truth under the varnish at JOY JOY NAILS.
YOURS SINCERELY, LOIS WEBER - BY SVETLANA CVETKO
A tribute to the highest-paid silent film director at Universal Studios in 1916
JESSZILLA - BY EMILY SHESKIN
Jesselyn “Jesszilla” Silva is serious about boxing, and at 10 years old trains seriously with dreams of becoming a professional fighter. Her father, Pedro, finds himself caught in between supporting her dream and worrying about her future as she tries to master a combat sport.
WAITING FOR HASSANA- BY IFUNANYA MADUKA
In 2014, the extremist organization, Boko Haram, kidnapped 276 teenage girls from a town in northeastern Nigeria. WAITING FOR HASSANA is a harrowing first-person account of one girl’s escape from captivity and a heart-wrenching lament for her closest friend Hassana — one of the many girls still unaccounted for...
LAST SUMMER, IN THE GARDEN - BY BEKKY O'NEIL
Last summer, in the garden recounts one woman’s journey through a joyful, fearful time of death and rebirth. Last summer, in the garden is featured in the touring program The 18th Annual Animation Show of Shows.