Los Angeles Women's International Film Festival Opens March 25 with Documentary Feature "Pink Skies" to Benefit
March 25th 7:00pm
Laemmle's Sunset 5
8000 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90041
Alliance of Women Filmmakers will open the Los Angeles Women's International Film Festival with documentary feature 'Pink Skies' All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure Los Angeles County. Screening will be followed by a reception and Q/A with filmmakers.
Over 15 years, the Komen Los Angeles County Affiliate has raised $8.2 million to provide community-based grants to local organizations providing breast cancer screening, education, and treatment services and to help fund national breast cancer research programs. A major focus of Komen L.A County is to help uninsured and underinsured women and men who have symptoms of breast cancer and are facing barriers to accessing health care, particularly women and men under 40. Of all breast cancer foundations, Komen is the only organization where 75% of the net proceeds stay in the communities where they are raised. The remaining 25% of the net funds raised support Komen’s National Grant Program, which is regarded as the most innovative and responsive grant program in breast cancer research.
About Pink Skies
Pink Skies is an inspirational documentary about the empowering women and overcoming obstacles as human beings. The film covers an extraordinary event, "Jump for the Cause" which brought together 181 women from 31 countries to create a World Record All-Women's Skydiving Formation. The women also raised almost $1 million for breast cancer research! Along with phenomenal skydivers, the film features breast cancer survivors, cutting-edge researchers, doctors and healers.
The Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival is produced by Alliance of Women Filmmakers Inc. a non-profit 501c(3) organization established to empower women filmmakers to create diverse roles for women. Each year in March the festival showcases narratives, documentaries, animation and student short films. The festival’s programming reflects the organization's commitment to educate and inform audiences of social, political and health issues impacting women globally. In addition to providing women a platform to share their unique stories, the festival serves as a fundraiser for organizations that serve women's causes. The 2011 festival will run from March 25 to March 31 at the Laemmle Sunset 5 in Hollywood.
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