The Films: 2013

This season’s program of nine selected films will compel discussion, make you laugh, tug at your heartstrings and motivate you to make a difference in your community. Incredibly diverse in style and content, LUNAFEST is united by a common thread of exceptional storytelling - by, for and about women.

The total run time of this season's program is just under 90 minutes.

Please Note: Films are not formally rated, however, some content is not appropriate for children. We recommend that viewers be age 16+.

Blank Canvas

Going through chemotherapy, a woman turns her baldness into a blank canvas for self-expression.


A gymnast selected for an elite training camp makes new discoveries about bodies, boys and friendship.


An animated tale about accepting yourself, flaws and all.

Georgena Terry

How the founder of Terry Bicycles revolutionized cycling with bike frames designed for a women’s bodies.

Lunch Date

Getting dumped hurts, especially for a woman whose boyfriend sends his fourteen-year-old brother to break the news.

Self-Portrait with Cows Going Home and Other Works

A rare and soulful portrait of the ironically camera-shy Sylvia Plachy, a renowned contemporary photographer.

The Bathhouse

Escaping the streets of the modern city, a group of women are transformed by a bathhouse paradise.

Whakatiki – A Spirit Rising

A day at the river awakens the spirit of a woman held captive by years of broken promises.

When I Grow Up

A mother and daughter sell tacos and dream of a better life.