First Annual "Lunar Affair"

Lunar AffairThe perfect rendezvous involving sex and films is occurring January 28th for those who have a passion for fine films! The First Annual “Lunar Affair” is a benefit for Active Women Now, a local nonprofit that supports women’s charities, through fun creative events.

The eclectic selection of movies, fine food catered by Grandview Catering, and Larry Mawby’s Sparkling Wine “Sex” as well as raffle prizes and a silent auction will take place at the City Opera House, 106 E. Front St.,Thursday. Jan 28.

There will be a champagne reception featuring Mawby’s “sex” and fine food between 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; the films will be shown from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $28. The $28 includes one raffle ticket, and the wine toast and refreshments as well as the films.

“We looked for a unique set of films that people won’t see in mainstream theaters,” said Kaye Krapohl, one of the organizers behind the Lunar Affair. She and co-chair Julie Goodwin, owner of Posh partnered on bringing these films to downtown Traverse City. “These films are about celebrating diversity within our own community and the world. They are created by women, but the content transcends women only issues, hence the name Lunar Affair.” she said.

Read more at about the Lunar Affair at Or visit the the Lunar Affair site. For more information on the films and the traveling festival, visit LUNAFEST.

For a teaser of the LUNAFEST films, watch this video:

LUNAFEST 09/10 Films from Mara Sohn on Vimeo.

The selection of short films includes:

  • “A Summer Rain,” A young Israeli immigrant struggles with her transition to American life.
  • “Plastic,” A young woman redefines her self-image moments before a first date.
  • “Roz (and Joshua),” Separated from her son, Roz lives for the time when they will reunite permanently.
  • “Monday Before Thanksgiving,” Through a chance encounter, a single woman learns that the life she lives is exactly what she wants.
  • “DIY: Emancipation 101,” A playful animation about women and bicycling.
  • “The Kinda Sutra,” How are babies made?
  • “A Vida Politica,” A Brazilian hairstylist explains how beauty can be a form of activism.
  • “Anjali,” When Anjali becomes witness to her father’s betrayal, she must decide if she will share her secret and risk devastating her family.
  • “Omelette,” A mother battles with the challenges of inflation.
  • “The McCombie Way,” Words of wisdom from a mystic in the middle of the Mojave Desert.

“The movies are all different, but have one thing in common: unique storytelling.” Krapohl said.

Tickets are available through the City Opera House box office at
For more information you can also visit