Chick Flicks for Non-Chick-Flick People

Confessions of a Shopaholic? Puh-leeze. New in Town? Yuck. Bride Wars? Excuse us while we vomit.

“Chick flicks” must make a buttload of money for somebody (including their female leads), but let’s not kid ourselves into thinking they do much to advance the role of women in film.

Thankfully, Lunafest has come to the rescue. The traveling short-film festival of animated and live-action works by and for women (and sponsored by Luna fitness bars) at Phoenix Art Museum. The 90-minute program will include nine shorts, many of them award-winners at film festivals all over the world. Some of the highlights include 34x25x26, a documentary about a mannequin factory; Sarah in the Dark, about social anxiety disorder; and Red Wednesday, which chronicles a 9-year-old Iranian immigrant who tries to help her ailing mother.

The event is also brought to us by the local No Festival Required, with proceeds benefiting The Breast Cancer Fund.

Tue., March 3, 7 p.m., 2009
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Jay Bennett
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