Director Julia Reichert’s retrospective begins in Neon



On November 21, Reichert, who taught filmmaking at Wright State University for 28 years, will talk about his career and where he came from. The event will also include a screening of ‘Growing Up Female’, Reichert and Klein’s groundbreaking 1971 documentary that shows how girls and women are socialized. This film, Reichert’s senior project at the College of Antioch, was selected in 2011 by the Library of Congress for the National Film Registry of Films of Historic Significance.

“What makes Julia Reichert such an impactful educator and mentor is that she has spent her life telling everyday stories, neglected people with compassion and a genuine appreciation for their dreams and struggles. Said Joe Deer, artistic director of Wright State’s Drama Department, Dance. and motion pictures. “It is local and international. I am personally very grateful for the years I have spent looking at his work, talking about teaching, and simply being inspired by his energy and vision.

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The 2021 events of the retrospective are

Sunday November 21 at 4 p.m .: Julia Reichert Artist Talk and “Growing Up Female” (1971) SOLD OUT

Wednesday December 1st at 7pm: “Union Maids” (1976) and “The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant” (2009)

Wednesday December 8 at 7 pm: “Seeing Red: Stories of American Communists” (1984)

Wednesday December 15th at 7pm: Julia’s Hidden Gems and Deep Cuts: four shorter documentaries based on Reichert’s work: “Methadone – An American Way of Dealing” (1974), “Sparkle” (2012), “Making Morning Star” (2014) and “No Guns for Christmas” (2014)

Reichert’s retrospective will continue in 2022 with films and dates to come.

Tickets cost $ 10 for each screening and are available on Neon’s website at or at the Neon box office.

The Neon is located at 130 E. Fifth St., Dayton.


HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 09: (LR) Julia Reichert, Lindsay Utz, Steven Bognar, Jeff Reichert and Julie Parker Benello accept the Documentary Award – Feature – for “American Factory” on stage during the 92nd Academy Awards at the Dolby Theater on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter / Getty Images)

Credit: Kevin Winter

Credit: Kevin Winter



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