The Zonta Club of Jamestown and Jamestown Community College will present the LUNAFEST Film Festival on Thursday, April 21st, 2022, at Jamestown Community College, Scharmann Theater. Join us at 6:00 p.m. for complimentary wine and refreshments, and music by Bill Eckstrom, and a stroll through the Weeks Art Gallery, with films following at 6:45 p.m. The cost is $20.00 (cash or checks only) JCC students with valid ID are free of charge.

This popular presentation features a group of short films by and about women, and are relevant to all people. The Zonta Club of Jamestown has hosted this traveling film festival for 8 years, with a 2 year break during the COVID pandemic. Jamestown Community College is our co-sponsor this year, and provides the newly remodeled setting of the Scharmann Theater, with excellent parking.

The 2022 Season features eight short films, with a total running time of 80 minutes.

This year’s films challenge our perceptions about the world and our place in it, spark conversations, strengthen connections, and inspire us to be better versions of ourselves.

Films feature bold individuals, powerful images, and impactful language. Stories reflect the diverse perspectives of the filmmakers and their subjects. Some may contain content that is not suitable for children.

In 2001, LUNAFEST® was launched as the very first traveling film festival featuring films by and about women. Starting as one small California premiere 21 years ago, LUNAFEST has celebrated the work of more than 170 filmmakers in 2,700 screenings nationwide—both live and virtual. These important films bring fresh perspectives and connect communities. The festival has raised over $6.5 million for women’s cause throughout the country.

LUNAFEST has also made an impact at the local level, helping Zonta Club of Jamestown with their many service projects including donations and projects for the ANEW Center, Boy’s and Girl’s Club, YWCA, etc., scholarships to local students, birthing kits for women in developing countries. The club also supplies local emergency rooms with clothing for women who have had to surrender their items as forensic evidence or for other reasons.

The Zonta Club of Jamestown is celebrating it’s 100th anniversary, and was the 12th club chartered in Zonta International, on November 17th, 1921.

We welcome the community to this impactful event on April 21st, 6 p.m., Scharmann Theater at Jamestown Community College. These films not only entertain, they educate, inspire, challenge and empower. For more information, contact Marcia Restivo – [email protected]

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