Join a Saskatoon celebration of International Women’s Day at a Women’s Film Festival!
The Betty-Ann Heggie Womentorship Foundation and the Edwards School of Business are pleased to present a screening of LUNAFEST, followed by a panel discussion at the Broadway Theatre the evening of Wednesday March 6th, 2013.
LUNAFEST connects women, their stories, and their causes through film. The program of nine short films will compel discussion, make you laugh, tug at your heartstrings, and motivate you to make a difference in your community.
Come out, pick up your free popcorn, drink, and a Lunabar and watch nine short films produced by and for women. Incredibly diverse in style and content, the films are united by a common thread of storytelling. A short description of each is as follows:
- Blank Canvas by Sarah Berkovich – Going through chemotherapy, a woman turns her baldness into a blank canvas for self-expression
- Flawed by Andrea Dorfman – An animated tale about accepting yourself, flaws and all.
- Lunch Date by Sasha Collington – Getting dumped hurts, especially for a woman whose boyfriends sends his fourteen-year-old brother to break the news.
- The Bathhouse by Jisoo Kim – Escaping the streets of the modern city, a group of women are transformed by a bathhouse paradise.
- When I Grow Up by Sharon Arteaga – A mother and daughter sell tacos and dream of a better life.
- Chalk by Martina Amati – A gymnast selected for an elite training camp makes new discoveries about bodies, boys and friendship.
- Georgena Terry by Amanda Zackem – How the founder of Terry Bicycles revolutionized cycling with bike frames designed for women’s bodies.
- Self-Portrait with Cows Going Home and Other Works by Rebecca Dreyfus – A rare and soulful portrait of the ironically camera-shy Sylvia Plachy, a renowned contemporary photographer.
- Whakatiki – A Spirit Rising by Louise Leitch – A day at the river awakens the spirit of a women held captive by years of broken promises.
Betty-Ann Heggie (moderator)
TBA (watch for announcements)
Admission is $10. All proceeds will be directed to tuition fees for Proteges from the non-profit sector to attend the Betty-Ann Heggie Womentorship Program at the Edwards School of Business, with a donation also being made to LUNAFEST (The Breast Cancer Fund). Seating is limited!
- Doors open at 6:00pm
- Seating at 6:50pm
- Screening starts at 7:00pm
- Panelist discussion at 8:30pm
I haven’t posted much here lately for the obvious reasons that life has been quite busy.
- I am trying to decide whether or not I want to take enrol in
Commerce‘s Edward’s School of Business business certificate program. Of course my other option is to do the Chapters self-directed MBA but the business certificate is a little more useful later on in life. Some co-workers have taken the course and have found it useful. My biggest weakness is numbers and business projections. While I have a good gut feel for it, I have relied pretty heavily on some co-workers in this area in the past and they are no longer here. While their replacements are great at their jobs, they don’t have the same experience we lost.
- We have spent little time at the cabin this summer. Party it has been the weather. Partly it has been Wendy‘s work schedule and the other part of it has been that Mark has been in a lot of trouble. It’s hard to ground him in his room and then leave for the lake so we have been chilling out at home for the last couple of weekends.
- With the record amount of rain has come a record amount of mosquitoes. Last night while painting our Adirondack chairs (a pleasant cranberry color), Wendy swatted mosquitoes several times. The only problem was that she was holding her paint brush while doing it. She had more paint on her than she got on the chair. We are using a fade and peel resistant door paint on the chairs. Time will tell how they do but I plan to tarp them for the miserable Saskatchewan winter. On a related note: Lee, I have taken over the lawn chairs you left at our place but feel free to use them at the cabin. I’ll let you and Wendy fight over who gets to sit there.