Call up your gal pals and save the date! LUNAFEST, presented by the Oswego Cultural Arts Commission, returns to Oswego on Saturday, Feb. 9th, 2019, with films by, for, and about women. This year’s lineup features eight films all sure to make you laugh, cry, and think, directed by and starring women from diverse backgrounds:
- FLIP THE RECORD. Dir. Marie Jamora. In this 1980s coming-of-age story set to pulsing hip-hop music, a Filipino-American teen discovers her identity through a budding talent for turntablism.
- THE FINAL SHOW. Dir. Dana Nachman. A woman who has lived a long life full of love and loss has to decide, based on all that she has learned, who to take along to eternity.
- MY IMMIGRANT STORY, Dir. Yuriko Gamo Romer. The hot-button issue of immigration inspired the director to reflect on her own path to American citizenship.
- WAR PAINT, Dir. Katrelle N. Kindred. A young black girl in South Los Angeles experiences a series of events that intersects racism and sexism during the 4th of July holiday.
- DRUMMER GIRL, Dir. Sophie Hexter. A woman’s life changed in the blink of an eye. Music set her free.
- ARE WE GOOD PARENTS? Dir. Bola Ogun. When a couple’s 14-year-old daughter says she’s going to her first dance with her classmate, they question their preconceived notions of her sexuality and their openness as parents.
- TODAY, TOMORROW, YESTERDAY. Dir. Jackie Files. A young woman finds her old diaries while moving out of her childhood bedroom and learns to make peace with herself.
- UR DEAD TO ME, Dir. Yonoko Li. A dried-flower delivery woman gets a glimpse into the cycles of love and loss.
Tickets go on sale in January. Check out the Facebook event page for more information and early bird discounts.
Proceeds benefit Mutual Ground, one of Illinois’ oldest and largest domestic violence and sexual assault service agencies, that provides shelter and comprehensive resources for victims of domestic violence in our area.