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LunaFest Palm Springs

Presented by Soroptimist International of Palm Springs

2019 Films

FLIP THE RECORD

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In this 1980s coming-of-age story set to pulsing hip-hop music, a Filipino-American teen discovers her identity through a budding talent for turntablism. 


Filmmaker: Marie Jamora

THE FINAL SHOW

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A woman who has lived a long life full of love and loss has to decide, based on all that she has learned, who to take along to eternity. 


Filmmaker: Dana Nachman

MY IMMIGRANT STORY

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The hot-button issue of immigration inspired the director to reflect on her own path to American citizenship. 


Filmmaker: Yuriko Gamo Romer

WAR PAINT

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A young black girl in South Los Angeles experiences a series of events that intersects racism and sexism during the 4th of July holiday. 


Filmmaker: Katrelle N. Kindred

DRUMMER GIRL

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A woman's life changed in the blink of an eye. Music set her free. 


Filmmaker: Sophie Hexter

ARE WE GOOD PARENTS?

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When a couple's 14-year-old daughter says she’s going to her first dance with her classmate, they question their preconceived notions of her sexuality and their openness as parents. 


Filmmaker: Bola Ogun

TODAY, TOMORROW, YESTERDAY

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A young woman finds her old diaries while moving out of her childhood bedroom and learns to make peace with herself. 


Filmmaker: Jackie Files

UR DEAD TO ME

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A dried-flower delivery woman gets a glimpse into the cycles of love and loss. 


Filmmaker: Yonoko Li

Special Guest Speaker

Bola Ogun, filmmaker of "Are We Good Parents?", will be at our event to answer your questions after the screening!

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Bola Ogun is a first generation Nigerian-American, an alum of the University of North Texas, and based in Los Angeles. She was selected for the class of 2014 AFI Directing Workshop for Women, the inaugural class for the Ryan Murphy’s Television HALF Mentorship Program, and one of the five filmmakers chosen for Robert Rodriguez’s docuseries REBEL WITHOUT A CREW. Ogun’s second short film ARE WE GOOD PARENTS? had its world premiere at South By Southwest, screened at Outfest, Urbanworld, Napa Valley, Edmonton International, and won top awards at AT&T's SHAPE Event. 


Her first short, THE WATER PHOENIX, supported by two crowdfunding campaigns and a grant from California Institute of Contemporary Arts, screened internationally and received positive reviews from Black Girl Nerds and Shadow And Act. Ogun has also written a guest post for Indiewire titled “Enough with the ‘Black Movies’ Bring on the Black Mermaids,” an essay on bringing intersectionality to Fantasy and Sci-Fi films. 


"Are We Good Parents?" is part of the 2019 LunaFest Palm Springs lineup!!