Wednesday, October 25 - Thursday, November 2, 2023

Post-screening Q&As Wednesday, October 25 at 6:15 p.m. with Laura Strausfield, executive director of Period Law and NY Times Reporter Alisha Haridasani Gupta with Pegah Farahmand, and Thursday, October 26 at 6:15 p.m. with film participants Madeleine Morales (Activist) and Krystyna Hutchinson (GWF Podcast) moderated by producer Kathleen Flood.

Periodical tells the unexpected story of the human body by exploring the marvel and mystery of the menstrual cycle, from first period to last. But this is not your middle school sex-ed class. Bringing you stories from soccer champions to scientists, from movie stars to young activists, Lina Lyte Plioplyte’s innovative mixed media storytelling uncovers shocking truths, challenges taboos, and celebrates the end of centuries of societal-enforced stigma.

Official Selection: SXSW

Previously screened as part of DOC NYC Selects Summer 2023

  • Country USA
  • Running Time 96 minutes
  • Format DCP
  • Distributor MSNBC Films
  • Director Lina Plioplyte
  • Cast Anusha Singh, Madeleine Morales, Gloria Steinem, Naomi Watts, Anna Konkle
  • Accessibility T-Coil, Assistive Listening

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