Growing Up Female
A film by Jim Klein and Julia Reichert
AFI Silver Theater and Cultural Center
Silver Spring, MD
American University School of Communications adjunct professor, Julia Reichert invites everyone to a special screening of her first film (made with Jim Klein), Growing Up Female.
The film has been restored and is screening this Thursday, September 15, 2011 at the American Film Institute in Silver Spring.
Growing Up Female is the very first film of the modern women’s movement. Produced in 1971, it caused controversy and exhilaration. It was widely used by consciousness-raising groups to generate interest and help explain feminism to a skeptical society. The film looks at female socialization through a personal look into the lives of six women, age 4 to 35, and the forces that shape them–teachers, counselors, advertising, music and the institution of marriage. It offers us a chance to see how much has changed–and how much remains the same. Purchased by more than 400 universities and libraries.
DIR/SCR/PROD Julia Reichert, Jim Klein. US, 1971, b&w, 50 min. NOT RATED
“We shot it in Spring of 1970 and first showed it in 1971. I am grateful to New York Women in Film and Television for the grant to make the restoration…. I have added a special treat, a short film made in 1969, Up Against The Wall Miss America. It was made by the women of New York Newsreel. Both of us filmmakers will be there to celebrate and to talk with the audience about the film, and about that era.” –Julia Reichert
Here are some Julia Reichert films currently available to watch in Media Services:
Emma & Elvis – VHS 1799
Last Truck – DVD 7467
A Lion in the House – DVD 2284
Seeing Red – VHS 820
Union Maids – VHS 4421