37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

Girl Flu

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Bird, a thoughtful twelve-year-old, must accept that she is developing into a woman whether she wants to or not. In front of her entire sixth-grade class, she gets her first period. Then, ditched by her impulsive, free-spirited mom, Bird is forced to move to Echo Park from Reseda. Mourning her childhood, Bird is surrounded by some helpful and not-so-helpful friends and family. Offering a sweet perspective on a universal, yet underrepresented experience, first-time director Dorie Barton depicts how Bird comes to terms with her new reality. Discussion with director Dorie Barton


Friday, November 4


6:15 PM


UVA : Newcomb Hall Theater

Film Info

Director: Dorie Barton

Runtime: 94 min.

Genre: Comedy

Year: 2016

Country: USA

Featuring: Jade Pettyjohn, Katee Sackhoff, Jeremy Sisto, Heather Matarazzo, Judy Reyes