Growing Up Female

1971 | USA | NR | 50 min.


Bijou by the Bay Fri, Aug 2, 2019 9:00 AM
Film Info
Section:Special Screening
Release Year:1971
Runtime:50 min.
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Jim Klein
Julia Reichert
Produced by:Jim Klein
Julia Reichert
Screenwriter:Jim Klein
Julia Reichert
Cinematography:Jim Medalia
Julia Reichert
Editing By:Jim Klein
Julia Reichert


Filmed over a few weeks in Ohio in 1970, Growing Up Female is the first film of the modern women’s movement, designed to generate interest and help explain feminism to a skeptical society. This groundbreaking documentary offers insight into the lives of six women, from ages 4 to 35, and the ideas and events that shape them. Once completed, Reichert drove the film around the country, exhibiting it to groups of women in dozens of venues, including church basements, a truly grassroots effort to raise the consciousness of viewers. Today this snapshot into a moment in time, when an issue was just finding its voice, is an incredible artifact that we’re lucky has been preserved.