Carrie
Jun
21
7:00 PM19:00

Carrie

Carrie
Directed by Brian De Palma, USA, 1976, 98m, Narrative
Stephen King’s Carrie is the seminal menstruation horror story. De Palma’s film adaptation of this groundbreaking narrative tells the story Carrie, a sheltered teen, whose life is thrown into turmoil when she experiences her first period.  Shunned at school and at home, Carrie’s menstrual shame sets the stage for her ultimate revenge.

Pre-screening Reception

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Shorts Series 3: Menstruation: Intimate Portraits
Jun
21
4:00 PM16:00

Shorts Series 3: Menstruation: Intimate Portraits

Shorts Series 3: Menstruation: Intimate Portraits
Who are you, when you bleed?  A photographer dares menstruating women to bare a side of themselves they have never seen; a filmmaker asks trans and intergender persons to reflect on the meaning of menstruation; and a woman reveals herself to her lover by describing the wonders of her cycle.  These are just a few of the stories that comprise this raw collection, in which menstruation becomes a catalyst for reflection and discovery.

Screening followed by Q&A with select directors

Co-presented by Women Make Movies

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Hot Flash Havoc
Jun
21
2:00 PM14:00

Hot Flash Havoc

Hot Flash Havoc
Directed by Marc Bennett, USA, 2012, 88m, Documentary
Hot Flash Havoc
is a provocative and revealing documentary that offers audiences a crash-course in menopause.  With poignant stories shared by real women and in-depth interviews with some of the world’s most noted experts, this film has the power to be a life-changing experience, and redefine what you thought you knew about “the change."

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Shorts Series 2: Period Stories from the First to the Last
Jun
21
12:00 PM12:00

Shorts Series 2: Period Stories from the First to the Last

Shorts Series 2: Period Stories from the First to the Last (91m)
Excitement… disappointment… shame… relief… elation… every girl has a different reaction to her menarche (first menses). This collection of first period stories explores these emotions and more.  The Program closes with a refreshing look at life after menopause.

Screening followed by Q&A with select directors

Co-presented by Menstrupedia

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The Art of Menstruation
Jun
20
8:30 PM20:30

The Art of Menstruation

The Art of Menstruation
Art, film and menstruation gently collide to create this diverse artists’ journey into the world of menstruation. This program will include a screening of experimental video works, a live performance by Swedish performance troupe, Mensmagi (Menstrual Magic). 

Program followed by discussion with select directors and Mensmagi

Co-presented by Women Make Movies

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Period: The End of Menstruation?
Jun
20
6:15 PM18:15

Period: The End of Menstruation?

Period: The End of Menstruation?
Dir. Giovanna Chesler, USA, 2005, 53m, Documentary
As millions of women and girls take shots and pills to stop their periods, Period: The End of Menstruation? explores the cultural and medical side effects of menstrual suppression.

Screening followed by Q&A with director, Giovanna Chesler, and reception

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Shorts Series 1: Menstrual Management & Mishaps
Jun
20
4:00 PM16:00

Shorts Series 1: Menstrual Management & Mishaps

Shorts Series 1: Menstrual Management & Mishaps (87m)
A menstruating puppy eludes a young group of brothers; a self-taught mechanic designs a groundbreaking low-cost sanitary pad machine; and a young girl attempts to fast-track her way to womanhood through somewhat unconventional means.  


Enjoy this collection of unexpected (and sometimes humorous) short films about the fine art of managing menstruation.

Screening followed by Q&A with select directors

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MENSTRUATION FOR BEGINNERS
Jun
20
2:00 PM14:00

MENSTRUATION FOR BEGINNERS

Menstruation for Beginners will provide young people with a kid-friendly period-positive introduction to menstruation. The program will include a multi-cultural selection of age-appropriate films from around the world, which explore various menstrual experiences, cultural practices and beliefs. Following the films, our guest menstrual health educators, will discuss a range of adolescent menstrual issues, encouraging young people to develop a healthy and happy relationship with this very natural occurrence.


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Water Children
Jun
19
7:00 PM19:00

Water Children

Water Children
Dir. Aliona van der Horst, Netherlands, 2011, 75m, Documentary
Water Children
follows the unconventional Japanese-Dutch pianist Tomoko Mukaiyama as she explores the miracle of fertility and the cycle of life, by constructing “a cathedral” out of 12,000 white silk dresses in a village in Japan.  Mukaiyama’s installation elicits confessions from its normally reticent Japanese visitors, many of whom have never seen art before, and in moving scenes they open up about previously taboo subjects.

Screening followed by a live performance and conversation with film subject Tomoko Mukaiyama

Post-screening Reception

Co-presented by Women Make Movies and Menstrupedia

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The Unmentionable Intersections: Black Trans Folks Speak on Menstruation
Jun
17
7:00 PM19:00

The Unmentionable Intersections: Black Trans Folks Speak on Menstruation

In collaboration with Black Trans Media, a community based project committed to reframing the value and worth of black trans people, the festival presents an evening about trans folks and menstruation. Featuring short films and live storytelling from the black trans and non-gender conforming community, The Unmentionable Intersections will present powerful stories about bodies, health, gender, race, self-determination, menstruation, and more.

Reception to follow

Co-presented by Black Trans Media

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Let It Bleed
Jun
15
9:00 PM21:00

Let It Bleed

LET IT BLEED
Menstruation: Getting It, Living with It, or Losing It!

Featuring true (mostly funny) stories from Judy Gold (comedian and currently starring in Clinton, The Musical), Deborah Copaken Kogan (NY Times Bestselling author of The Red Book and Shutterbabe), Maria Falzone (comedian and sexpert college lecturer), Alexandria Collins (actor/ filmmaker), Marla Schultz (comedian), and Dani Klein Modisett (comedian and author of the upcoming Take My Spouse, Please).

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Red Tent Community Event
Jun
14
12:00 PM12:00

Red Tent Community Event

Panel Discussions & Red Tent Marketplace 
Gather up all of your menstrual questions, concerns, misconceptions and ideas, and join us for this very special celebration. The program will include three dynamic panel discussions: Uterine Fibroids, Endometriosis, and Global Solutions to Menstrual Hygiene Access, as well as, our Red Tent Marketplace. This event offers attendees the opportunity to immerse themselves in the wondrous world of menstruation. 

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All-Access Pass for The Unmentionables Film Festival ($95)
Jun
3
to Jun 21

All-Access Pass for The Unmentionables Film Festival ($95)

Save money, receive free festival swag, and ensure that you have priority seating to all festival screenings.  Priority seating for pass holders will be held until 15 minutes before show time. Pass holders will also receive tickets for our Live Storytelling event at the Triad (Monday, June 15th @ The Triad) and our special screening of Water Children, which will include a live performance and discussion with film subject, concert pianist Tomoko Mukaiyama (Friday, June 19th @ University Settlement). 

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