Growing Up Female is the very first feature-length film of the modern women’s movement. Considered controversial and exhilarating on its release, the film examines female socialization through a personal look into the lives of six women, ages four to thirty-five, and the forces that shape them—teachers, counselors, advertisements, music, and the institution of marriage. A time capsule of a generation’s feminist issues, sometimes intersecting with race and class, the film illuminates a complex system of institutions upholding internal and external oppression. Directed by Julia Reichert and Jim Klein. 1971, DCP, 52 min.
Artist Talk by Julia Reichert: My Life in Film
The director takes us on an intimate, personal journey from a working class kid to a four-time Academy Award–nominated documentarian. Reichert shares her frank and often humorous origin story with personal photos and film clips that span her 50-year career. Her talk includes a special preview clip of 9to5: The Story of a Movement.
Please note: This screening of Growing Up Female with an artist talk by Julia Reichert replaced the previously scheduled work-in-progress showing of 9to5: The Story of a Movement. The world premiere of 9to5 was recently announced for this March at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas.