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LUNAFEST film festival on campus Oct. 15

LUNAFEST, a national festival of films, by, for, or about women, will be at UCSC on Friday, October 15, starting at 7 p.m. in Classroom Unit 1, behind the Quarry Plaza.

The film festival provides national exposure for emerging women filmmakers and supports one of the most important causes for women today by donating proceeds from the festival to The Breast Cancer Fund (TBCF) as well as to local host organizations. At UCSC, the festival is cosponsored by the Women's Center and the Recreation Department.

Tickets are $5 for students, $10 general. For more information, contact the UCSC Women's Center at (831) 459-2169.

This year's films are:

A Good Uplift
A light-hearted look at a famous lingerie shop on the Lower East Side of New York City. (13 minutes)

Wet Dreams & False Images
Dee-Dee the barber is a self-proclaimed "booty expert," who covers his wall with magazine cut-outs of women. (11 minutes)

La Milpa - The Cornfield
Angela reminisces about her youth during the Mexican Revolution, a time when myths, sensuality, war, and pain were everyday occurrences. (27 minutes)

Little Black Boot
In this contemporary retelling of Cinderella, an awkward high school girl goes to the prom alone dressed as a boy and finds her true love. (16 minutes)

Velvet Tigress
This animated documentary of the 1931 Winnie Ruth Judd "Trunk Murders" trial presents Winnie's story through the eyes of the sensational press of the time. (11 minutes)

Shui Hen
A coming-of-age story about a Chinese girl in Hong Kong who was left behind by her parents and travels to Cuba after 15 years to be reunited with them. (23 minutes)

What do Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Goldilocks, Alice, Dorothy, and Red Riding Hood have in common, besides the fact that they are all storybook heroines? They are all in need of serious therapy. (8 minutes)

More information about the films can be found at the LUNAFEST web site.

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