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UCLA Film & Television Archive, the Hugh M. Hefner Classic American Film Program, Netflix, and the International Documentary Association present

Julia Reichert: 50 Years in Film

Julia Reichert
October 30, 2019 -
November 17, 2019
In-person: 
filmmaker Julia Reichert (10/30, 11/1, 11/2).

Emmy Award winner and three-time Academy Award nominee Julia Reichert has produced one of the most distinguished bodies of work in American independent film. From the landmark feminist consciousness-raiser Growing Up Female (1971) to her most recent films, including Sundance award winner American Factory (2019) and 9to5: The Story of a Movement (2019), Reichert’s documentaries serve as nothing short of a history of labor, the women’s movement, health care, and radical humanism in the United States for the past 100 years. Her lifelong project is told through the voices and stories of heroic everyday citizens, and her appreciation of and respect for her subjects come through in every second of her films. In concert with the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio is proud to have organized this retrospective celebrating this Ohio-based filmmaker’s career and UCLA Film & Television Archive is thrilled to bring it to Los Angeles.

In collaboration with the International Documentary Association, Reichert joins the Archive for several programs in the series, including a career-spanning talk on October 30, hosted by Netflix, as well as a free screening of her Sundance award-winning American Factory at the Billy Wilder Theater, a co-presentation of the IDA Documentary Screening Series.

Special thanks to Dave Filipi at the Wexner Center for the Arts for providing the film notes for this program.