Julia Reichert, 50 Years in Film, Touring Retrospective Includes Academy Award-nominated Docs and Shorts

Starts May 30, 2019 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, tours nationally through 2020.
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Press release: A three-time Academy Award nominee, Ohio-based filmmaker Julia Reichert has dedicated her career to capturing stories that explore class, gender, and race in America. In honor of nearly five decades in filmmaking, a touring retrospective, organized by the Wexner Center for the Arts, will celebrate one of the most distinguished bodies of work in American independent film and one of our most accomplished documentarians.

The series will showcase all of Reichert’s feature documentaries, beginning with Growing Up Female (made with Jim Klein in 1971), considered the first feature documentary of the modern women’s movement—and a recent addition to the National Film Registry. Other films include Union Maids (1976) and Seeing Red (1984), both Oscar nominees for Best Feature Documentary; and the Emmy Award-winning A Lion in the House (2006), made with Steven Bognar. The retrospective will also include Reichert and Bognar’s latest film, American Factory, which received the Best Directing Award for US Documentary at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, where it was acquired by Netflix in association with Higher Ground, President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama's production company.

Following its premiere at the Museum of Modern Art, the series will travel to the Wexner Center for the Arts, the UCLA Film and Television Archive, the Cleveland Cinematheque, the Speed Museum, the National Gallery of Art, and the AFI Silver Theatre, with more dates and cities to come throughout 2019 and into 2020.

Full retrospective includes: 
GROWING UP FEMALE (1971)
METHADONE: AN AMERICAN WAY OF DEALING (1974)
UNION MAIDS (1976)
SEEING RED: STORIES OF AMERICAN COMMUNISTS (1983)
A LION IN THE HOUSE (2006)
THE LAST TRUCK: CLOSING OF A GM PLANT (2009)
SPARKLE (2012)
MAKING MORNING STAR (2016)
AMERICAN FACTORY (2019)
RAISES NOT ROSES - THE STORY OF THE 9 TO 5 MOVEMENT (2019)

Tour dates include:
Museum of Modern Art (May-June 2019)
Wexner Center for the Arts (Columbus, October 2019)
UCLA Film and Television Archive (November 2019)
Cinematheque at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (November-December 2019)
Cinematheque at the Cleveland Institute of Art (November-December 2019)
Northwest Film Center (Portland, January 2020)
Speed Art Museum (Louisville, February 2020)
Walker Art Center (Minneapolis, February 2020)
Museum of Fine Art (Houston, March 2020)
AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center (Silver Spring, Maryland, May 2020)
National Gallery of Art (Washington DC, May-June 2020)

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