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LUNAFEST Coming to Solano County

Film Festival Connects Women, Their Stories, Their Causes Through Film

October 8, 2013

A traveling film festival of award-winning short films by, for and about women is coming this fall to the Fairfield Downtown Theatre.

The LUNAFEST Film Festival features a program of nine films filled with stories of reflection, hope and humor.  This season the festival will travel to more than 150 cities and screen in front of nearly 20,000 people.  

Each year, various organizations bring LUNAFESTs to their communities and raise funds for their local non-profits as well as for breast cancer research.  The Soroptimists of Central Solano County is hosting Solano County's first LUNAFEST.

The LUNAFEST Film Festival will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7 at the Fairfield Downtown Theater, 1035 Texas St. in Fairfield and includes a wine-and-cheese reception.  Tickets prices are $40 for adults and $30 for seniors, students and military personnel.

The films include the story of seven fiercely competitive women in their seventies who bond and play winning basketball, a story of a woman whose Mexican immigrant, domestic servant, committed mom and activist rolled into one, and a tale about the realization that when it comes to blind dating, some things are meant to be – whether you like it or not. Details on all nine films is available at

LUNAFEST’S mission is to support and nurture the inspiring and often unsung work of talented women filmmakers.  Their goal is to raise funds and awareness for causes that help, empower and give a voice to women from all walks of life.  LUNAFEST’s support of women echoes the mission of Soroptimists of Central Solano County and the Solano Family Justice Center’s work to provide services for victims of domestic violence.

Proceeds from LUNAFEST will support the LUNAFEST Breast Cancer Fund, the Solano Family Justice Center Foundation and Soroptimists of Central Solano County and their work to improve the lives of women both locally and around the world.

For information and tickets, contact Lyn Recknagel at

Established in 2000 by LUNA, the makers of the Whole Nutrition Bar for Women, LUNAFEST connects women, their stories and their causes through film. This traveling film festival spotlights the work of a diverse array of talented women filmmakers with intelligent, funny and thought-provoking themes. 100 percent of all LUNAFEST net proceeds are donated to charity, with 15 percent going to their main beneficiary, Breast Cancer Fund, and 85 percent going directly back to the local community organizations championed by event hosts.  To date, LUNAFEST has raised more than $1.2 million dollars for more than 600 worthy causes.