LUNAFEST: FILMS BY AND ABOUT WOMEN

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Please join us for LUNAFEST Des Moines 2021! LUNAFEST will be hosted by Chrysalis Benefiting Girls on the Run of Central Iowa. Our virtual screening will be held the weekend of April 16th for films by women about women. We are excited to continue this conversation and celebrate the 20th year of LUNAFEST! General admission tickets are $20 and VIP admission tickets, including a local goodie box, are $50.

Since 2001, LUNAFEST® has been flipping the script, creating opportunities for women in film. These talented women directors bring stories from all over the world­–sharing new perspectives and lighting a fire in the industry.


Overexposed | Filmmaker: Holly Morris

Coproduced by LUNA® and Chicken & Egg Pictures

A behind-the-scenes look at the film team that captured the daring story of the Women’s Euro-Arabian North Pole Expedition.


Knocking Down the Fences | Filmmaker: Meg Shutzer

AJ Andrews, the first woman to win a Rawlings Gold Glove Award, struggles to make it as one of the best professional softball players in the world.


A Line Birds Cannot See | Filmmaker: Amy Bench

Separated from her mother at the border, a 12 year old sets out on a harrowing journey to the United States to find her.


The Scientists Versus Dartmouth | Filmmaker: Sharon Shattuck

Coproduced by LUNA® and Chicken & Egg Pictures

A young neuroscientist and her colleagues make a life-changing decision to speak up for women in science everywhere.


Until She Is Free | Filmmaker: Maria Finitzo

Coproduced by LUNA® and Chicken & Egg Pictures

Mixed-media artist Sophia Wallace imagines a culturally cliterate world, where all people are equal and able to live with rich possibility and purpose.


Connection | Filmmakers: Tracy Nguyen-Chung and Ciara Lacy

A lifelong angler, Autumn Harry had never fished beyond the waters of her reservation—until she picked up a fly rod.


Betye Saar: Taking Care of Business | Filmmaker: Christine Turner

There’s no stopping this legendary artist, even at age 93.


Learn more about our films and filmmakers at lunafest.org/filmmakers.

  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    86 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    January 2021
  • Rating
    16+