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The Women’s Building Annual Celebration of Craftswomen is excited to announce the launch of a brand new program for the first time this year CELEBRATION OF WOMEN AND FILM featuring two dynamic film programs:

LUNAFEST – a series of nine short films from women around the world;

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.

TWO SCREENINGS: Saturday, December 1st ONLY; 12-noon & 2:15pm

$9 admission includes full access to the Craftswomen’s Show (before/after show)

LUNAFEST – 2012/2013 Season Trailer from Clif Bar & Company on Vimeo.

 

WONDER WOMEN! THE UNTOLD STORY OF SUPERHEROINES by acclaimed Bay Area filmmaker Kristy Guevara-Flannagan.

From the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940s to the blockbusters of today, WONDERWOMEN! THE UNTOLD STORY OF AMERICAN SUPERHEROINES looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society’s anxieties about women’s liberation. Going behind the scenes with Lynda Carter, Lindsay Wagner, comic writers and artists, and real-life superheroines such as Gloria Steinem, Kathleen Hanna and others, WONDER WOMEN! offers an enlightening and entertaining counterpoint to the male-dominated superhero genre. Director Kristy Guevara-Flanagan lives in Oakland’s Rockridge neighborhood and teaches at Diablo Valley College.

Saturday December 1; silent auction and pre-screening reception with the filmmaker starting at 5pm; screening at 7pm.

$25 Benefit for the Women’s Building in SF / $15 Student/Seniors and Disabled

WONDER WOMEN! The Untold Story of American Superheroines from Vaquera Films on Vimeo.

 

 

Kristy Guevara-Flanagan, Director

Kristy’s first feature-length film was an acclaimed documentary covering four years in the lives of four adolescent girls. GOING ON 13 was an official selection of Tribeca, Silverdocs, and many other international film festivals. It received funding from ITVS and was broadcast on public television in 2009. Kristy has also produced and directed several short films, including EL CORRIDO DE CECILIA RIOS, a chronicle of the violent death of 15-year-old Cecilia Rios. It was an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival. Now an assistant professor at Diablo Valley College, Kristy has a MFA in Film Production from San Francisco State University.