Award-winning short films elicited tears, laughter and insight Thursday night at the Hermosa Beach Community Theatre. A national traveling film festival, Lunafest showcases films about and directed by women. Director Jen McGowan attended the event and introduced her feature title, Touch, one of the 11 films chosen for Lunafest.
"Film making is about people," McGowan said. "It's about connecting with people and understanding people."
LUNAFEST 2011 film list:
- The Translator, Sonya Di Rienzo
- Getting a Grip, Rosa Maria Ruvalcaba and Sarah Jun
- Touch, Jen McGowan
- Tightly Knit, Jenni Nelson
- Top Spin, Sarah Newans and Mina T. Son
- Thembi's Diary, Jisoo Kim
- Mother of Many, Emma Lazenby
- Irene, Lindsay Goodall
- Miracle Lady, Moran Somer and Michal Abulafia
- Love on the Line, G. Melissa Graziano