LUNAFEST was the first all-women traveling film festival to hit the screens and amplify the voices of strong women everywhere. This year’s program will benefit Chicken and Egg Pictures. Discussion
LUNAFEST was the first all-women traveling film festival to hit the screens and amplify the voices of strong women everywhere. This year’s program will benefit Chicken and Egg Pictures. Discussion with a few of the directors to follow.
BY MEGAN BROTHERTON
Maggie needs her best friend today more than ever, but never expected she’d actually show up.
GIRLS LEVEL UP
BY ANNE EDGAR
A young Pakistani women who grew up in a conservative Muslim neighborhood in the Middle East helps middle school girls in Silicon Valley realize their dream of designing their own video game.
BY AMANDA QUAID
In 1930s farm country, a father wants a son, but he gets a little girl. He tries to toughen her up by giving her toys intended for boys. His efforts backfire when she proves a little too capable for comfort.
BY UTTERA SINGH
A comedy about a young Indian-American woman who wants to follow her dreams and a fanny pack-clad Indian father who chases his daughter through an airport hoping that she will follow his.
JOY JOY NAILS
BY JOEY ALLY
In an upmarket Connecticut strip mall, Korean Sarah manages a Korean-owned nail salon with an ever cheerful, K-pop pumping, manicured iron fist. When Chinese Mia starts training as a manicurist, and looks to be stealing the boss’s son’s affections, Sarah gets her claws out—only to discover the terrible truth under the varnish at JOY JOY NAILS.
YOURS SINCERELY, LOIS WEBER
BY SVETLANA CVETKO
A tribute to the highest-paid silent film director at Universal Studios in 1916
BY EMILY SHESKIN
Jesselyn “Jesszilla” Silva is serious about boxing, and at 10 years old trains seriously with dreams of becoming a professional fighter. Her father, Pedro, finds himself caught in between supporting her dream and worrying about her future as she tries to master a combat sport.
WAITING FOR HASSANA
BY IFUNANYA MADUKA
In 2014, the extremist organization, Boko Haram, kidnapped 276 teenage girls from a town in northeastern Nigeria. WAITING FOR HASSANA is a harrowing first-person account of one girl’s escape from captivity and a heart-wrenching lament for her closest friend Hassana — one of the many girls still unaccounted for…
LAST SUMMER, IN THE GARDEN
BY BEKKY O’NEIL
Last summer, in the garden recounts one woman’s journey through a joyful, fearful time of death and rebirth. Last summer, in the garden is featured in the touring program The 18th Annual Animation Show of Shows.
(Tuesday) 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
Bright Lights Film Series at Emerson 559 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111