Lunafest returns Nov. 21-22

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Article Published: Oct. 31 | Modified: Nov. 23
Lunafest returns Nov. 21-22


Lunafest, the fundraising film festival dedicated to promoting awareness about women’s issues, highlighting women filmmakers and bringing women together in their communities, is returning to Boone.

The festival will be hosted by Life Store and Earth Fare on Nov. 21 at the Greenbriar Theater in the Plemmons Student Union at Appalachian State University, as well as on Nov. 22 at the Harvest House Performing Arts Venue in Boone.

The festival highlights women as leaders in society, illustrated through nine 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.

In addition to the films, there will a Q&A following the screening on ASU’s campus. Prior to the Nov. 22 screening, there will be a Women’s Info and Business Fair, starting at 5:30 p.m.

Also on Nov. 22, during the intermission of the films, there will be an auction of the winning pieces of artwork from Bra-Va!, a community competition to creatively and festively decorate a bra. All proceeds from Bra-Va! will be donated to the Breast Cancer Fund.

All proceeds from Lunafest will benefit Girls on the Run of the High Country, Appalachian Women’s Fund and the Breast Cancer Fund. Thus far, Lunafest, which is created and funded by Luna, the Whole Nutrition Bar for Women, raised more than $656,000 for the Breast Cancer Fund and more than $1,250,000 for other women’s non-profit organizations.

Tickets cost $10 for general admission and $7 for students and are available at Earth Fare in downtown Boone or online at http://www.appalachianwomensfund.org/event/lunafest. The student discount is only applicable when purchasing tickets in person at Earth Fare, located at 178 W. King St.

For more information, visit http://www.lunafest.org.

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