IOWA CITY – LUNAFEST, a traveling film festival featuring award-winning short films by, for and about women, will visit Iowa City for the first time Saturday as a fundraiser for Girls on the Run Johnson County and the Breast Cancer Fund.
A silent auction will begin at 6:30 p.m. and screenings will begin at 7 p.m. The Bijou Theater is located in the Iowa Memorial Union on the University of Iowa campus. Admission is $7 with an additional $5 to $15 suggested donation at the door.
Films in the festival include: “I am a Girl!” by Susan Koenen “Life Model,” by Lori Petchers. “A Reluctant Bride,” by Shideh Faramand “Every Mother Counts: Obstetric Fistula,” by Christy Turlington Burns “Worst Enemy,” by Lake Bell “How to be Alone,” by Andrea Dorfman “Lady Razorbacks,” by Laura Green “Missed Connections,” by Mary Robertson “The Wind is Blowing on my Street,” by Saba Riazi.
All proceeds from Iowa City’s LUNAFEST benefit the Breast Cancer Fund and the local chapter of Girls on the Run, an after-school program that uses the power of running to help prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. The 10-week, 20-lesson program culminates in a 5K walk/run event.
The local chapter of Girls on the Run serves over 200 girls in more than a dozen schools in Iowa City, Coralville, North Liberty, Hills and Solon.