Lunafest Puts Women's Issues on the Silver Screen 

Saturday, April 6

Lunafest—a traveling fundraising film festival—joins forces with Soroptimist International of Boise to showcase nine short films by, for and about women at The Flicks on Saturday, April 6.

These films will show in 150 cities to more than 20,000 people and highlight women's issues, women filmmakers and focus on bringing women together in their communities. The nine short films include animation and drama, and cover topics like body image, motherhood, aging and cultural diversity.

In Flawed, by Andrea Dorfman, illustrations come to life in an animated story about a long-distance relationship with a plastic surgeon. In another, Georgena, the founder of Terry Bicycles, revolutionizes cycling with bike frames designed for women's bodies. Blank Canvas tells the story of a woman going through chemotherapy, who celebrates her baldness by decorating her head with henna.

Other films include Chalk, the story of a gymnast who learns about boys while attending an elite training camp, and Lunch Date, in which a young woman finds out she's been stood up on a date by her boyfriend's younger brother.

An animated film, The Bathhouse—which has only screened at Lunafest—is about a group of women who escape the pressures of the modern city.

All proceeds will go to the Soroptimist International Boise's service projects, which work to improve the lives of women and girls around the world, as well as the Breast Cancer Fund.

A discussion follows the screening. Tickets cost $15 and are available in advance and at the door.

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