(2016, 93 min.)
Directed by: Dorie Barton
Screenwriter: Dorie Barton
Producers: David K. Wilson, Jay Lowi
Cinematographer: Alice Brooks
Editor: John Alan Thompson
Music: Amanda Krieg Thomas
Cast: Katee Sackhoff, Jeremy Sisto, Jade Pettyjohn, Heather Matarazzo, Judy Reyes
Bird is mature for her age, a thoughtful sixth grader who dreams of doing the grocery shopping so that all food groups are represented, but whose emotional wisdom starts to slip when her body begins to develop. After her first period arrives in an embarrassingly public way, Bird turns to her single mother for guidance; however, her mom is a flighty stoner who finds this milestone just as befuddling as her young daughter. Already frustrated by their recent move to Echo Park from the Valley, Bird wishes everything would start making sense again.
First-time director Dorie Barton sets a lighthearted backdrop for this mother and daughter twofold coming-of-age story, offering a sweet perspective on a universal, yet underrepresented experience.
Second screening added by popular demand.