drama

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.

A Summer Rain

A young Israeli immigrant struggles with her transition to American life.

Anjali

When Anjali becomes witness to her father's betrayal, she must decide if she will share her secret and risk devastating her family.

Barrier Device

Award: About Women/Student

A researcher for a female condom study loses all objectivity when she realizes one of her subjects is…

BLESSING

Maya, home for her brother Nealís high school graduation, is forced to deal with their often overbearing, sometimes embarrassing mother, Asha.…

BREACHED

(18' 10") A Mexican women is nearing delivery and is determined to have her baby on American soil.

CITY PARADISE

(6') London is a big city, and for those new to it, it can sometimes seem quite scary. But Tomoko, who arrives from Japan to learn English, accidentally…

Daikon Ashi

A young girl struggles with adolescent rebellion and the reality of family ties.

Dear Judge

In 1992 Dorothy Gaines was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for a drug-related crime she did not commit. Set in Mobile, Alabama, Dear…

DEAR TALULA

(34'30") Filmmaker Lori Benson is a quintessential downtown New Yorker who was diagnosed with breast cancer just 14 months after the…

Every Mother Counts: Obstetric Fistula

A look at one of the most common and painful injuries women suffer during childbirth.