Sunday, March 13, 2016, at 2 pm
Kurtz Center for the Performing Arts
Penn Charter's Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Women's Legacy Fund will host the March 13 showing in Philadelphia of Lunafest, a national tour of short films by women filmmakers.
Lunafest is a fundraising festival dedicated to promoting awareness about women's issues, highlighting women filmmakers, and bringing women together in their communities. The festival is created and funded by Luna, producers of a nutrition bar for women.
Imana Legette, director of Diversity and Inclusion, arranged for PC to host the series. "It supports our office's focus this year on gender, and it celebrates women's history month," Legette said. She is developing in-school programming aligned with the film festival, including a special lunch discussion group for girls.
The festival on March 13 will feature six 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.
All proceeds from Lunafest will benefit the Breast Cancer Fund and Penn Charter Women’s Legacy Fund, which supports and advances girls' athletics at Penn Charter through scholarship, mentoring and celebration. Now in its 15th year, Lunafest has so far raised more than $857,000 for Breast Cancer Fund and more than $2.1 million for other women’s nonprofit organizations.
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PARENT ADVISORY: Because some of the films deal with mature topics, such as breast cancer, or depict drug usage, the films are recommended for age 16+.