Women wax cinematographic at Luna Fest
Babes in the Backcountry, Sacred Tree and Beaver Run Resort present Luna Fest, a national festival of films by, for and about women. Proceeds benefit Luna Bar’s breast cancer fund and the Summit County Family and Intercultural Resource Center. The film fest kicks of Adventure Summit Week, which includes alpine and telemark ski camps, a backcountry hut trip and relaxing activities at Sacred Tree, an institute for the healing arts.Peak Rhythm starts the evening at 6 p.m. Saturday at Beaver Run Resort with drumming, followed by films that revolves around women’s health, cultural diversity, body image, sexuality and spirituality. Though the film fest is four years old, this is the first time it has come to Breckenridge.”Luna Fest is more than an evening screening of films to a community of women and their friends and families,” said Leslie Ross, event coordinator. “It’s a way for women – and men – to connect in an inspirational evening in supporting a better life for all of us.”Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. They include beer and wine sampling, light appetizers, a raffle ticket and giveaways. Purchase tickets by calling (970) 453-5579, ext. 2. For more information, call (970) 453-4060 or visit http://www.lunabar.com/lunafest.Films include:Corsets and Crampons – Pioneers of Mount BlancDirected and produced by Alison Gannett; 15 minutesFeatures re-enactments of six famous women who climbed Mount Blanc between 1808 and 1929.A Good UpliftDirected and produced by Faye Lederman, Cheryl Furjanic, and Eve Lederman; 13 minutesA light-hearted look at a famous lingerie shop on the Lower East Side of New York City. This documentary shares a day-in-the-life of a Jewish grandmother and her business partner as they do their best to embrace and enhance the shop’s clientele. Awards/Screenings: New York Jewish Film Festival, San Francisco Jewish Film Festival Shui HenDirected by Maximillian Jezo-Parovsky, produced by Sonya Chi and Eddie Lee; 23 minutesA coming-of-age story about a Chinese girl left behind by her parents in Hong Kong. She travels to Cuba after 15 years to reunite with them. She quickly discovers that she has become a stranger within her own family. Problems arise when her dreams about her future collide with plans for marriage set up by her own father. This film explores familial love, which is often not a given but something that needs substantial effort to grow. Awards/Screenings: HBO Best Short Film, Palm Springs International Short Films Best Cinematography, Athens International Film Festival Best Short Film, Brussels Independent Film Festival Grand Prix Short Film Little Black BootDirected by Colette Burson; 16 minutesIn this contemporary retelling of Cinderella, an awkward high school girl goes to the prom alone dressed as a boy and finds her true love. Awards/Screenings: 2004 Sundance Film Festival, 2004 Planet Out Film Festival Grand Prize Winner, Barcelona Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 2004, Brisbane Queer Film Festival 2004, Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Wet Dreams and False ImagesDirected by Jesse Epstein; 11 minutesDee-Dee the barber is a self-proclaimed booty expert who covers his wall with magazine cut-outs of women. When Dee-Dee is introduced to the art of media manipulation, he may never look at beauty the same way again. Awards/Screenings: 2004 Sundance Film Festival Jury Award for Short Subject Online, Urban Literary Film Festival Velvet TigressDirected and Produced by Jen Sachs; 11 minutesThis animated documentary of the 1931 Winnie Ruth Judd “Trunk Murders” trial presents Winnie’s story through the eyes of the sensational press of the time. Awards/Screenings: Sundance Film Festival Animation, Student Academy Awards Silver Award in Animation, The Nashville Independent Film Festival Best Student Animated Film, Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers Student Film Festival Second Place in Animation La Milpa/The CornfieldDirected by Patricia Riggen; 27 minutesAngela reminisces about her youth during the Mexican Revolution, a time when myths, sensuality, war and pain were everyday occurrences. Awards/Screenings: Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Student Academy Award Gold Medal Narrative, Mexican Academy Awards Ariel Best Short Film, Best Latino Student Filmmaker East Coast DysenchantedDirected by Terri Edda Miller; 8 minutesWhat do Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Goldilocks, Alice, Dorothy and Red Riding Hood have in common, besides the fact that they are all storybook heroines? They are all in need of serious therapy. This film eavesdrops on a private session of this iconic group.Awards/Screenings: 2004 Sundance Film Festival Official Selection, 2004 Tribeca Film Festival Official Selection, 2004 HBO/Aspen Comedy Arts Festival
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