Kelly the Culinarian: LunaFest Chicago

Friday, February 28, 2014

LunaFest Chicago

women's film festival
Last night was such a blast! Katie bummed me a ticket to LunaFest Chicago and I've been looking forward to it ever since. It's a film festival featuring short documentaries, cartoons and dramas by women and about women.

We rolled in a bit early and the party was already in full swing. Katie and I met up with Becky and enjoyed the cocktail reception. It featured a signature cocktail (with mango, sad face), and wine from the Clif Family Winery. Yeah, the same Clif that makes Lunabars. Who knew? It was pretty good, too.

We also enjoyed some super tasty sushi from RA Sushi and some of the most delicious healthy appetizers ever from Lyfe Kitchens. They also provided the dessert, which was a pomegranate chia chocolate budino. It was the perfect size of decadent ganache. I loved it way too much.

We took our seats with some other lovely lady bloggers" Maggie, Erica, Katie and Becky.
Smile if you're a blogger

We were fully stocked for the viewing courtesy Luna and SkinnyPop.

The films were awesome - some funny, some cute, some touching, some inspiring. It was a great combination of different styles and subjects. I have a hard time picking a favorite, but a documentary about a basketball team comprised of ladies in their 70s titled "Grandma's Got Game" was great. I also really liked "Maria of Many," a very short documentary about a Mexican immigrant. "Sound Shadows" was an animated interview with a blind woman that was quite insightful and just different.

Check out the trailers:

LUNAFEST - 2013/2014 Season Trailer from Clif Bar & Company on Vimeo.
When we the films were all wrapped up, we even got a parting gift. It was like a table of heaven.
Guess what I had for breakfast. Go ahead, guess.
Thanks to Luna for a wonderful evening!


Kelly @ Running Kellometers said...

Lunafest looked like fun (and delicious).

Losing Lindy said...

sounds awesome!

Joanne said...

Wow sounds like an amazing and inspiring event!

KellytheCulinarian said...

It really was! It was so cool to see such a variety of films, from touching to funny to insightful. It's amazing what you can express in three minutes, too.