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LUNAFEST San Jose 2017
Friday, January 20, 2017
6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
$50 General Admission, $20 Students

More than 150 people attended LUNAFEST: San Jose 2017 and enjoyed a night of film, food, and fun, while generating more than $12,000 for the Breast Cancer Fund,Sempervirens Fund - Lani Luthard Memorial Grove, and the San Jose Woman's Club Charitable Giving Fund, which funds local charities, such as  San Jose Day Nursery and  Next Door Solutions.

Many thanks to our generous sponsors, volunteers (with a special shout out to Piedmont Hight School Key Club and National Charity League, Willow Rose Chapter!), and the vendors who donated proceeds and raffle items.

LUNAFEST - 2016/2017 Season Trailer from Clif Bar & Company on Vimeo.

LUNAFEST: San Jose featured nine award-winning short films by, for, and about women. (See a full list of the films at And the evening included delicious food and drink: Dinner provided by Catered Too!, Wine provided by Joseph George Wines, Beer provided by Gordon Biersch Brewery, and movie theater snacks provided by Strickland Family LLC. County Supervisor Cindy Chavez was our emcee for the evening.

LUNAFEST San Jose 2017 continued to honor Lani Luthard, a longtime member of San Jose Women’s Club and local cancer prevention activist. Lani first hosted LUNAFEST at her home in 2009 and at the SJWC beginning in 2011 because of its success.

Representatives from the Breast Cancer Fund spoke before the films are shown and offer helpful takeaways for how you can make simple changes in your daily life to prevent cancer.

Buy and Support the Breast Cancer Fund and Local Charities!

The Health and Wellness Boutique inlcuded vendors for local food, clothing and beauty items that promote health and wellness.

Standard seating was included with all tickets, but as in past years, luxury “Living Room” seating was auctioned to the highest bidder for the first and second halves of the show. We also be auctioning off a few fun surprises and raffled off items donated by the vendors participating in the Health and Wellness Boutique.

All proceeds from LUNAFEST San Jose 2017, including the Health and Wellness Boutique, auctions, raffle, ticket sales and sponsorship benefit the Breast Cancer Fund, Sempervirens Fund - Lani Luthard Memorial Grove, and the SJWC Charitable Giving Program, which funds local charities including San Jose Day Nursery and Next Door Solutions.

About the Films

The film festival features award-winning short films by, for, and about women. This unique film program highlights the richness of women’s stories, illustrated through short films. This season’s program of nine selected films will compel discussion, make you laugh, tug at your heartstrings and motivate you to make a difference in your community. See a full list of the films at:

Many Thanks to Our Event Sponsors

Andre Luthard and Family
Strickland Family, LLC

Heritage Bank of Commerce

Lisa Buchanan
LW Graphics
Eleanor Martinez, M.D., OB/GYN Women's Health Care Practice
Betty Sleeth

Movie Buff
Chloe Leinwand


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