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Soroptimist Int'l of Boise is still looking to fill 520 gift requests for Treasure Valley foster children and 210 for local senior citizens. Please consider helping us make the holidays a little brighter for these underserved individuals - needs are listed at http://soroptimistboise.org/projgifts/ -- gifts need to be dropped off by 2 pm this Friday (8 Dec). Merry Christmas!

Our Oldster's and Foster Children's Holiday Gift Projects are now underway! Gifts can be selected at http://soroptimistboise.org/projgifts/ -- wrapped and labe...led gifts need to be dropped off at one of the designated collections sites by 2 pm on Friday, Dec 8. Thank you for helping us make the holiday season a bit brighter for Treasure Valley residents in need. Financial contributions can be sent to SI Boise at PO Box 8885, Boise, ID 83707. Contact us at siboise@soroptimist.net with any questions - happy holidays!

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LUNAFEST Boise screened today - hope you were one of the lucky guests who got a chance to experience these 8 short films by, for & about women. Like what you saw? Motivated to support service project that work to improve the lives of women & girls? You can still donate at www.lunafest.org/boise0401 - share with your friends and ask them to like this page to get an early notice of next year's screening 💜

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Planning to attend LUNAFEST Boise this Saturday 4/1? There are still a few tickets available (no fooling) but it's first-come first-serve. Online tickets sales are closed; the Flicks box office will start selling all available tickets at noon. See you there!

<meet the filmmaker> Theresa Moerman IB (Glasgow, Scotland): Theresa is a Scottish-based filmmaker & visual artist. Born in The Netherlands in 1977 to a Dutch father & Danish mother, she grew up between England, Belgium & Denmark. She holds a BA in English from the University of Southern Denmark & a First Class BA (Hons) in Fine Art Photography from the Glasgow School of Art. Theresa was selected for the Catlin Guide, received the Adam Bruce Thomson Award at the Royal Scottis...h Academy’s New Contemporaries in 2013, was awarded an Artist Bursary from Creative Scotland & was shortlisted for the Magnum/Photo London Graduate Photographers Award. THE THIRD DAD is her first film, which premiered at the 69th Edinburgh International Film Festival in 2015 & subsequently won a BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award & the Best UK Short Award at London's East End Film Festival.

See her film THE THIRD DAD and 8 others (total runtime < 1.5 hrs) at LUNAFEST Boise - 12:30 pm Saturday 1 Apr at the Flicks. Purchase tickets at the box office or online at http://www.lunafest.org/boise0401

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*film spotlight* The Third Dad by filmmaker Theresa Moerman IB (10 min runtime): Ten years after breaking all ties with her father, a daughter sets out to find his grave - and redemption.

See this short film (+ 8 others w/ total runtime < 1.5 hrs) at LUNAFEST Boise - 12:30 pm Saturday 1 Apr at the Flicks. Purchase tickets at the box office or online at http://www.lunafest.org/boise0401

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LUNAFEST is a film festival for a cause - join us at 12:30 pm THIS Saturday April 1 at the Flicks. Interested in learning more about the charities you support when you join us at LUNAFEST Boise? Visit http://www.soroptimistboise.org/ and http://www.breastcancerfund.org/

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<meet the filmmaker> Veena Rao (Brooklyn, New York): Veena is a director & producer - her films have screened at festivals worldwide, have been featured on publications such as The Atlantic & National Geographic, & have aired on the Documentary Channel & Current TV. She is an alumna of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts & a member of Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective, Film Fatales & the New York Women in Film & Television Documentary Committee.

See her film THE HONEYS AND THE BEARS and 8 others (total runtime < 1.5 hrs) at LUNAFEST Boise - 12:30 pm Saturday 1 Apr at the Flicks. Purchase tickets at the box office or online at http://www.lunafest.org/boise0401

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*film spotlight* The Honeys and The Bears by filmmaker Veena Rao (4 min runtime): Members of a synchronized swim team for seniors describe the freedom of the water.

See this short film (+ 8 others w/ total runtime < 1.5 hrs) at LUNAFEST Boise - 12:30 pm Saturday 1 Apr at the Flicks. Purchase tickets at the box office or online at http://www.lunafest.org/boise0401

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<meet the filmmaker> Joey Ally (Los Angeles, CA): Joey is an award-winning writer/director/actor from New York residing in Los Angeles. She is an alum of Amherst College, the Williamstown Theater Festival & the AFI Directing Workshop for Women 2016. Joe received her film mentoring from Megan Griffiths & Lynn Shelton. Joey's films MINIMUM WAGE (wrote/directed - debut) & PARTNERS (directed/produced) have screened at Sundance, Palm Springs International Shortfest, Aspen ShortFes...t, LAFF, NBCUniversal ShortFest, BFI:Flare, Outfest & 40+ more. Her THE LA OFFICE won video of the year 2015 at WME/IMG. Joey loves crafting layered comedies of sliding darkness with non-traditional protagonists that make people laugh, cry & think differently - she's currently developing several projects including her LGBT feature THE BRIDESMAN.

See her film PARTNERS and 8 others (total runtime < 1.5 hrs) at LUNAFEST Boise - 12:30 pm Saturday 1 Apr at the Flicks. Purchase tickets at the box office or online at http://www.lunafest.org/boise0401

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*film spotlight* Partners by filmmaker Joey Ally (6 min runtime): Professional and life partners must confront how intertwined their lives have become.

See this short film (+ 8 others w/ total runtime < 1.5 hrs) at LUNAFEST Boise - 12:30 pm Saturday 1 Apr at the Flicks. Purchase tickets at the box office or online at http://www.lunafest.org/boise0401

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<meet the filmmaker> Frederike Migom (Brussels, Belgium): Frederike studied theater at AADA in New York, performing in several plays & short films before moving to Paris to study filmmaking. After graduating she moved to Brussels where she started working in film production. In 2013 she directed her first short film MALAKIM which won the award for best fiction short in Shanghai. Frederike’s third short film NKOSI COIFFURE has screened at many festivals such as Tribeca, Vallad...olid & Flickerfest, so far winning three awards in Valladolid, Brussels & Washington. Frederike is currently writing her first feature film BINTI with funding from the Flemish Audiovisual Fund & it shooting a documentary SI-G.

See her film NKOSI COIFFURE and 8 others (total runtime < 1.5 hrs) at LUNAFEST Boise - 12:30 pm Saturday 1 Apr at the Flicks. Purchase tickets at the box office or online at http://www.lunafest.org/boise0401

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*film spotlight* Nkosi Coiffure by filmmaker Frederike Migom (15 min runtime): After a fight with her boyfriend in the street, a woman escapes into a hair salon in Brussels.

See this short film (+ 8 others w/ total runtime < 1.5 hrs) at LUNAFEST Boise - 12:30 pm Saturday 1 Apr at the Flicks. Purchase tickets at the box office or online at http://www.lunafest.org/boise0401

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<meet the filmmaker> Diane Weipert (San Francisco, CA): Diane came of age in Spain & Latin America & has worked in film for over a decade. Her screenwriting debut premiered at the World Cinema Competition at Sundance in 2006 (SOLO DIOS SABE—Diego Luna, Alica Braga). She has collaborated on feature film projects with Eddie Izzard, Michelle Rodriguez & Peter Bratt, among others. Her award-winning radio piece THE LIVING ROOM was named best story of 2015 by Wired & The Atlantic &... is being developed as a feature film. Diane is a two-time resident of the San Francisco Film Society's Film House, where she is in development on her feature BOYLE HEIGHTS.

See her film NIÑERA and 8 others (total runtime < 1.5 hrs) at LUNAFEST Boise - 12:30 pm Saturday 1 Apr at the Flicks. Purchase tickets at the box office or online at http://www.lunafest.org/boise0401

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*film spotlight* Niñera by filmmaker Diane Weipert (13 min runtime): A story that looks at the bitter irony many nannies face: raising the children of strangers for a living while their own children are virtually left to raise themselves.

See this short film (+ 8 others w/ total runtime < 1.5 hrs) at LUNAFEST Boise - 12:30 pm Saturday 1 Apr at the Flicks. Purchase tickets at the box office or online at http://www.lunafest.org/boise0401

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<meet the filmmaker> Eva Vives (Los Angeles, CA): Eva is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. In 2000, she won Best Short at the Sundance & Cannes Film Festivals with FIVE FEET HIGH AND RISING, a short she cast, edited & produced. She followed that up with the feature RAISING VICTOR VARGAS, which she co-wrote. Since then, she has been working on numerous projects, including CHROME AND PAINT, which she co-wrote with Ice Cube. She was also one of four writers in Disney...’s Writers Program. JOIN THE CLUB was admitted to the Sundance Film Festival in 2016. She was also a finalist for the 2016 Atlanta Film Festival’s Filmmaker to Watch Award. Vives is a proud Sundance Screenwriters, Directors & Skywalker Sound Labs fellow & is developing her feature NINA, about a stand-up comedian who has to deal with her past to move forward. She is also a proud Sundance Institute Academy Nicholl Honoree.

See her film JOIN THE CLUB and 8 others (total runtime < 1.5 hrs) at LUNAFEST Boise - 12:30 pm Saturday 1 Apr at the Flicks. Purchase tickets at the box office or online at http://www.lunafest.org/boise0401

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