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LUNAFEST® – Short films by, for, about women.
August 10, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
LUNAFEST, a national film festival featuring short films by, for and about women, is coming back to Hilo! Come support your local YWCA of Hawaii Island while enjoying Jackie Rey’s hospitality and films that celebrate the unique, touching and inspirational roles of women in our local, national and international communities.
Please join us on Saturday, August 10th for a hosted reception at Jackie Rey’s Hilo location starting at 4 pm with heavy pupu and beer and wine. Then come to the YWCA on Ululani Street at 5:30 pm to get your popcorn and seat for the 90-minute film screening beginning at 6:00 pm. Age appropriate audience is 14+ yrs.
Tickets are $37.00 + tax and fees
FLIP THE RECORD
BY MARIE JAMORA
In this 1980s coming-of-age story set to pulsing hip-hop music, a Filipino-American teen discovers her identity through a budding talent for turntablism. Running time: 15:00 minutes.
THE FINAL SHOW
BY DANA NACHMAN
A woman who has lived a long life full of love and loss has to decide, based on all that she has learned, who to take along to eternity. Running time: 10:00 minutes.
MY IMMIGRANT STORY
BY YURIKO GAMO ROMER
The hot-button issue of immigration inspired the director to reflect on her own path to American citizenship. Running time: 3:00 minutes.
BY KATRELLE N. KINDRED
A young black girl in South Los Angeles experiences a series of events that intersects racism and sexism during the 4th of July holiday. Running time: 17:00 minutes.
BY SOPHIE HEXTER
A woman’s life changed in the blink of an eye. Music set her free. Running time: 7:00 minutes.
ARE WE GOOD PARENTS?
BY BOLA OGUN
When a couple’s 14-year-old daughter says she’s going to her first dance with her classmate, they question their preconceived notions of her sexuality and their openness as parents. Running time: 9:00 minutes.
TODAY, TOMORROW, YESTERDAY
BY JACKIE FILES
A young woman finds her old diaries while moving out of her childhood bedroom and learns to make peace with herself. Running time: 6:00 minutes.
UR DEAD TO ME
BY YONOKO LI
A dried-flower delivery woman gets a glimpse into the cycles of love and loss. Running time: 10:00 minutes.
LUNAFEST Hilo 2019, Hosted and benefited by YWCA of Hawaii Island
Mahalo to our prescreening reception host Jackie Rey’s Ohana Grill and Hilo Fish, Suisan, and Southern Wines for their generous support. Mahalo to Winsome Skincare for sponsoring the screening.
* Prescreening reception to feature beef skewers, baked brie, shrimp cocktail, ahi tartar, garden fresh bruschetta, draft micro beer, white and red wines and soft drinks