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Film News: LUNAFEST at Wilmette Theatre on April 15, 2016, Moderated by Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com

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CHICAGO – The aim of the LUNAFEST Short Film Festival is to promote awareness regarding women’s issues, to highlight women filmmakers and to bring together women in their communities. The Wilmette (Illinois) Theatre of Chicagoland is hosting the 15th Annual LUNAFEST on April 15th, 2016 (7pm), with a screening of the main traveling program of six short films, plus two more shorts by local women filmmakers, followed by a panel discussion moderated by film critic Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com.

15th Annual LUNAFEST, Presented at the Wilmette Theatre on April 15, 2016
Photo credit: LUNAFEST.org

The six films in the LUNAFEST main shorts presentation are “Raising Ryland,” “Finding June,” “Beach Flags,” “Balsa Wood,” “Boxeadora” and “First World Problems.” For complete descriptions of the films, click here. In addition to the main program, two additional films will be screened from local woman filmmakers – “Lobster fra Diavolo” by Oriana Oppice and “Decision” by Mary Jo. Zefeldt. Proceeds from the evening will benefit The Wilmette Theatre and the Breast Cancer Fund, whose research centers on environmental causes of the disease.

The Wilmette Theatre is a non-profit, independent venue that screens top quality first run and art films, plus hosts a wide variety of live theater, concerts, comedy, kids’ shows and more.

The 15th Annual LUNAFEST Short Film Festival will take place at the Wilmette Theatre – 1122 Central Avenue, Wilmette, Illinois – on Friday, April 15th, 2016, beginning at 7pm. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets. For more information regarding LUNAFEST, click on LUNAFEST.org

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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© 2016 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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