Girl Flu


Sequoia 2 Fri, Oct 7, 2016 6:00 PM
Rafael 2 Mon, Oct 10, 2016 11:00 AM
Century Larkspur 3 Tue, Oct 11, 2016 4:45 PM
Film Info
Section:US Cinema
Mind the Gap
Running Time:94 min.
Director:Dorie Barton
Producer:David Wilson
Jay Lowi
Screenwriter:Dorie Barton
Cinematographer:Alice Brooks
Editor:John Alan Thompson
Cast:Katee Sackhoff
Jade Pettyjohn
Jeremy Sisto
Heather Matarazzo
Judy Reyes
Diego Josef
Print Source:Free Chicken Films
Note Writer:Whitney Summers


A lively, witty mother-daughter coming-of-age story, Girl Flu centers on precocious 12-year-old Bird and her single mom Jenny, whose cheerful prolonged adolescence makes bookish Bird the mature one in the family. When Bird gets her first period very publicly at a school event, it throws both mom and daughter into a relatable and often hilarious tailspin. While Jenny reels from the realization that she’s old enough to have a child entering puberty, Bird tries to cope through uncharacteristic rebellion: getting in a fistfight, smoking her mom’s pot, and shoplifting tampons. And just wait until they get the fire department involved. Writer/director Dorie Barton’s directorial debut is a fresh, funny, and compassionate film that jettisons the taboo that too often surrounds this particular rite of passage. Girl Flu features a standout lead performance by newcomer Jade Pettyjohn and a wonderful supporting cast of adults, including Katee Sackhoff, Jeremy Sisto, and Heather Matarazzo.

Guests in attendance 10/7, 10/10 & 10/11: Dorie Barton (director), Jade Pettyjohn (actress),

David Wilson (producer), Katee Sackhoff (actress, 10/11 only)

Additional Information

Writer-Director Dorie Barton makes her feature film debut with Girl Flu. She has spent many years as a story consultant with filmmakers from up-and-coming writers to industry veterans. As a professional actor, she has been seen in countless television shows from daytime drama to mutli-cam sitcoms and major motion pictures such as Down with Love opposite Ewan MacGregor and Bobcat Goldthwait’s God Bless America. She graduated from the California Institute of the Arts with a degree in theater and remains a proud member of the Evidence Room Theater Company in Los Angeles.