LUNAFEST 2020

Run Time: 96 min. Rating: NR Language: English, Hebrew

Presented in the Virtual Screening Room in partnership with LUNAFEST.

Since 2000, LUNAFEST has showcased the work of talented women directors from all over the world. Gateway Film Center is proud to once again bring the festival to Columbus.

The 2020 Season features seven (7) short films. Learn more about this year’s program and filmmakers here.

 

PURL

Filmmakers: Kristen Lester & Gillian Libbert-Duncan
Country: U.S.A.
Synopsis: An earnest ball of yarn gets a job at a fast-paced, high-energy, brotastic start-up.


BALLET AFTER DARK

Filmmaker: Brittany “B. Monét” Fennell
Country: U.S.A.
Synopsis: 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

Filmmaker: Lisa Donato
Country: U.S.A.
Synopsis: A trans woman must dress like a man to say goodbye to her dying grandmother.


XMAS CAKE – THIS AMERICAN SHELF-LIFE

Filmmakers: Petra Hanson and May Yam
Country: U.S.A.
Synopsis: 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

Filmmaker: Jeannie Donohoe
Country: U.S.A.
Synopsis: 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

Filmmaker: Erin Rye and Jessica Sherif
Country: U.S.A.
Synopsis: A struggling actor finally gets her big break, only to realize the glass ceiling can also be a camera lens.


HOW TO SWIM

Filmmaker: Noa Gusakov
Country: Israel
Synopsis: In the last days of her pregnancy, a terrified mother-to-be kidnaps a maternal stranger for an afternoon of hijinks.


LUNAFEST is supported by Chicken & Egg Pictures, supporting women nonfiction filmmakers whose artful and innovative storytelling catalyzes social change.


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MAJOR SUPPORT
Ohio Arts Council
Greater Columbus Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation
Campus Partners
WITH HELP FROM
G&J Pepsi
WOSU Public Media

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