“Thembi’s Diary,” a short film by CalArts student Jisoo Kim of Valencia is one of the short films showcased in Lunafest, a film festival featuring works created, produced and directed by women that will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Paseo Club in Valencia.
This festival of films has won industry awards and audience accolades; the films present stories of reflection and whimsy, hope and humor, grace and perseverance. From quirky animation to touching documentaries, the films are incredibly diverse in both style and subject matter, and are united by a common thread of exceptional storytelling by, for, and about women.
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Six of the 10 films to be featured were directed by women in California. The presentations include “Getting A Grip,” directed by Rosa Maria Ruvalcaba of San Fernando, about Fannie Barnes, the woman who became the first female cable car operator in 1998 at the age of 52, and Kim’s “Thembi’s Diary,” which chronicles the audio diary of a woman and her struggle to live with AIDS.
The Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley, along with Luna: The Whole Nutrition Bar for Women, JoAnn Lindsey Insurance and Moore Fitness of Granada Hills, are all proud to present this festival, and proceeds from the event will benefit both Zonta, and the Breast Cancer Fund.
Zonta is an established leader, both internationally and locally, committed to serve women and their changing needs, including domestic violence, illiteracy, health challenges, and more. The Breast Cancer Fund is dedicated to eliminating environmental causes of breast cancer through education, policy initiatives, outdoor challenges, and other projects.
The Paseo Club is located at 27650 Dickason Drive, near Valencia High School. Admission is $20 in advance at http://www.lunafestscv.org, and $25 at the door. Call (661) 252-9351 for information.