Women's Day

3/25/13

Oscar nominee to screen women’s movement films

BLUFFTON, Ohio—Independent documentary filmmaker Julia Reichert, a three-time Academy Award nominee, will screen portions of “Films from the early Women’s Liberation Movement” in a Bluffton University Forum on Tuesday, April 2.

Her presentation, marking International Women’s Day, is free and open to the public beginning at 11 a.m. in Yoder Recital Hall.

Reichert, also a faculty member in Wright State University’s motion pictures program, made her first film, “Growing Up Female,” with Jim Klein, as her senior project at Antioch College. Considered the first feature documentary of the modern women’s movement, the 1971 film has been chosen for the Library of Congress’s National Film Registry.

Her films “Union Maids” and “Seeing Red” were both nominated for Best Documentary Feature Oscars, while “The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant” was nominated for Best Documentary Short. “A Lion in the House,” a film she made with Steven Bognar about childhood cancer, was shown on PBS and won a Primetime Emmy Award for “Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking.”

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