LUNAFEST — the national traveling film festival by, for, and about women — is coming to Lexington. Now in its 14th year, the festival is dedicated to promoting awareness about women’s issues and highlighting women filmmakers.
Lunafest Lexington will raise awareness and support for GreenHouse17, an advocacy agency committed to ending intimate partner abuse in families and the community, and The Breast Cancer Fund, the festival’s national partner.
Raymond James presents LUNAFEST LEXINGTON, a film festival screening nine short films made by award-winning women filmmakers from around the world. The featured fictional dramas, documentaries, and animated films explore topics of body image, aging, cultural diversity, and breaking barriers.
On Thursday, May 7 at The Kentucky Theatre, 214 E Main Street, doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and showtime is at 7 p.m.
VIP reception hosted before the show at Gray Construction, just a couple of doors down from the theater at 5:30 p.m.
General admission tickets are $15 and students and nonprofit tickets are $10.
VIP Reception tickets are $30.
Pre-sale tickets are available online here or at the door.
A volunteer committee dedicated to supporting survivors in the community plans the event.
LUNAFEST, created and funded by LUNA, the Whole Nutrition Bar for Women, has raised more than $757,000 for Breast Cancer Fund and $1,715,000 for locally based nonprofit organizations.
GreenHouse17 is a Lexington-based nonprofit organization nurturing lives harmed by intimate partner abuse in 17 central Kentucky counties. Lunafest Lexington raised more than $10,000 in local support for survivors of intimate partner abuse and breast cancer last year.
Courtesy of KyForward