Lunafest
Apr 26th, 2018

Where:

The Wilma
131 S Higgins Ave Missoula, MT

Description:

6:00pm (door) 7:00pm (show) $15 (Adv.) $18 (DOS) + applicable fees All Ages lUNAFEST, the fundraising film festival dedicated to promoting awareness about women’s issues, highlighting women filmmakers, and bringing women together in their communities, will be hosted by YWCA Missoula’s GUTS! program. The evening will feature nine short films by women filmmakers, a raffle, silent auction, and special performance by GUTS! girls. This unique film 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, body image, relationships, cultural diversity and breaking barriers. All proceeds from LUNAFEST will benefit the GUTS! Program and Chicken & Egg Pictures, a nonprofit organization that supports women nonfiction filmmakers. Girls Using Their Strengths (GUTS!) is a unique, community-based leadership and empowerment program designed by and for young women*, ages 9 to 18. GUTS! encourages young women to explore their own personal values and discover their strengths through wilderness adventures in the summer, as well as after-school groups and community service projects during the academic year. In the face of a culture that sexualizes young girls and places more value on external appearance rather than inner strength, GUTS! provides a safe and supportive environment for girls. Our women staff and volunteers help girls build their confidence, explore important issues, develop strong and healthy relationships, practice their leadership skills, learn about nature, laugh, play, and have FUN!

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