LUNAFEST Film Festival - Films By and About Women

Hamilton, ON

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Seven short films by women from across the world. LUNAFEST Film Festival is a long-running celebration of female film makers. The 2020 lineup includes seven short films with a running time of 96 minutes. HPL will send a link to the event to you after you register. Purl by Kristen Lester & Gillian Libbert-Duncan. An earnest ball of yarn gets a job at a fast-paced, high-energy, bro-tastic start-up. Ballet After Dark by B. Monét. A young woman finds strength after an attack by creating an organization to help survivors of sexual abuse and domestic violence through dance therapy. There You Are by Lisa Donato. A trans woman must dress like a man to say goodbye to her dying grandmother. Xmas Cake —This American Shelf-life by Petra Hanson & May Yam. This coming-of-middle-age story follows a pop singer’s journey from hot to not, and what ensues across cultures from New York to Tokyo. Game by Jeannie Donohoe. A new kid in town shows up at the high school boys’ basketball tryouts and instantly makes an impression. Will talent and drive be enough to make the team? Lady Parts by Erin Rye & Jessica Sherif. A struggling actor finally gets her big break, only to realize the glass ceiling can also be a camera lens How to Swim by Noa Gusakov. In the last days of her pregnancy, a terrified mother-to-be kidnaps a maternal stranger for an afternoon of hijinks.

Fri 25 Sep
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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This event is free.

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Chicken & Egg Pictures celebrates and champions women storytellers. This organization provides mentorship and critical financial support to female nonfiction filmmakers. Not only have the films gained recognition, they’ve made an impact on social and economic issues. Together, LUNAFEST and Chicken & Egg Pictures are creating a strong community for women in the film industry.


55 York Boulevard

Hamilton, ON

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Nancy McPhee