A wry comedy on the ironic aspects of menstruation. Women act out their own dramas, in a red-filtered ritual of mutual bonding. In her work from the 1970s, Hammer based her aesthetic on connecting sight and touch. Tactile imagery would make viewers physically involved while watching, leading to greater involvement in the work.

This film was preserved by Electronic Arts Intermix and the Academy Film Archive through the National Film Preservation and The Film Foundation. Funding provided by the George Lucas Family Foundation.

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Filmmaker
Barbara Hammer
Country
USA
Year
1974
Medium
Digital
Length
4’
Language
English
Producer
Barbara Hammer
Sales
Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI)
Writer
Barbara Hammer
Cinematography
Barbara Hammer
Editor
Barbara Hammer
Sound Design
Barbara Hammer