Lunafest at the Loft

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TUESDAY, MARCH 10 AT 7:00PM | GENERAL ADMISSION: $10 • STUDENTS: $5

To purchase tickets in advance call WOSAC at (520) 621-5656. Advance tickets are not available at The Loft Cinema. Presented by WOSAC and The University of Arizona Department of Gender and Women’s Studies. Featuring an exciting raffle for fabulous prizes, including jewelry, gift certificates to fine dining and services, and the traditional, handmade, annual Lunafest quilt! Raffle tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10.

Proceeds from Tucson Lunafest 2015 admissions and raffle ticket sales will benefit WOSAC (The Women’s Studies Advisory Council) and the Breast Cancer Fund.

Get ready for an entertaining and enlightening evening of short films made by, for and about women. This annual nationally-touring film festival brings the best short films from around the world together for one special night of cinematic excitement! This year’s program of EIGHT brand-new 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 and inspiring storytelling – by, for and about women.

This year’s films:

A Good Match
Ann and Alex have split up, but does that mean it’s over with Alex’s mom, too? Ann wants to give the relationship another try.

Flor de Toloache
A group of women daringly challenge gender social norms as an all-female mariachi band.

Miss Todd
In 1910 New York, Miss Todd works to understand the principles of flight, but she has more than gravity holding her down.

Tryouts
Being a teenager isn’t easy, especially for Nayla, a Muslim American girl who wants to join her new high school’s cheerleading squad.

Chicas Day
Today is a girls’ day out, everything is allowed. But don’t forget that this is just a game …

Lady Parts
In an industry dominated by men, Lady Parts Automotive brings a woman’s touch.

Tits
A story about feminine exploration.

Viva
A documentary portrait of Cornwall’s grandmother of punk, or, how to be a rebel at 82.

(Approximate program running time: 120 mins., Not Rated)

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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).