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Originally published: 2013-10-30 14:38:27
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Women's film festival coming to Boone

LUNAFEST, a national traveling festival of short films by, for and about women, will arrive in Boone on Nov. 21-22.


The fundraiser event is dedicated to promoting awareness about women's issues, highlighting female filmmakers and bringing women together in their communities.


The events, hosted by LifeStore and Earth Fare, will be held Nov. 21 at the Greenbriar Theater in the ASU Plemmons Student Union and again on Nov. 22 at the Harvest House in Boone.


Both events begin at 6:30 p.m.


The unique film festival highlights women as leaders in society, illustrated through nine short films. 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.

A Q&A will follow the screening on ASU's campus Nov. 21.


Prior to the Nov. 22 screening, a Women's Info and Business Fair will be held starting at 5:30 p.m.


During the Nov. 22 intermission, an auction will be held of winning pieces of art from Bra-Va!, a community competition to creatively and festively decorate a bra. All proceeds from Bra-Va! will be donated to the Breast Cancer Fund.


Tickets are $7 for students or $10 for the general public and are available at Earth Fare or appalachianwomensfund.org/event/LUNAFEST.


All proceeds from LUNAFEST will benefit Girls on the Run of the High Country, Appalachian Women's Fund and the Breast Cancer Fund.


LUNAFEST, which is created and funded by Luna, the Whole Nutrition Bar for Women, has raised more than $656,000 for Breast Cancer Fund and more than $1.25 million for other women's nonprofit organizations so far.


Visit lunafest.org for more information.