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Simmons Presents LUNAFEST, Short Films by, for, and about Women, March 20

BOSTON (February 28, 2012) — Simmons College presents the 11th annual LUNAFEST, a touring film festival featuring award-winning "short films by, for, and about women," March 20 at Simmons College, the Main College Building, 300 The Fenway. The event will begin at 7 p.m. in C-101 and is open to the public.

Hosted by the Simmons Institute for Leadership and Change and the student-run Sexuality, Women, and Gender Center, LUNAFEST is dedicated to highlighting women filmmakers while raising awareness of women's issues. The film festival includes nine short films, ranging from animation to fictional drama, and covers topics such as women's health, motherhood, body image, aging, cultural diversity, and breaking barriers.

Donations will be accepted at the door. All proceeds from LUNAFEST will benefit the Breast Cancer Fund. LUNAFEST is created and funded by LUNA®, The Whole Nutrition Bar for Women®.  

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Founded in 1991 through a donation from Simmons alumna Barbara Lee, the Simmons Institute for Leadership and Change (SILC) embodies Simmons's commitment to the community with a focus on women and girls, and Boston-area residents and organizations. SILC fosters relationships with individuals and organizations that mirror the vision and values of Simmons and is committed to maintaining Simmons's reputation as a vital, dynamic part of the community promoting women's issues and activism.

Founded in 1899, Simmons College is a nationally ranked university located in the heart of Boston with a history of visionary thinking and social responsibility. It offers undergraduate education for women, and renowned coeducational graduate programs in nursing and health sciences, liberal arts, library and information science, social work, as well as the nation's first MBA program designed specifically for women. Follow Simmons on Twitter  @SimmonsCollege and @SimmonsNews.