6 August 2012 6:19 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Julia Reichert is a filmmaker of legendary proportions. Her career has spanned from the radical 1960s to the present, and along the way she has made passionate documentaries about life affirming and life evolving events, earning three Oscar nominations. She will make an appearance at Female Filmmakers Night at the Midwest Independent Film Festival on August 7th.

Julia Reichert attended college during the latter part of the 1960s, and came of age as the social climate in America was changing every year. This influenced her approach to filmmaking, culminating in her first documentary “Growing Up Female” (1971). This film is recognized as one of the first feminist perspectives within the center of the woman’s movement revolution of the era, and in 2011 was designated for preservation by the National Film Registry. Among other films, she went on to produce and direct three more Oscar nominated documentaries, “Union Maids” (1976), “Seeing Red »

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