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Growing Up Female + Veronica

Growing Up Female + Veronica

Growing Up Female + Veronica

1971 / 1970 / 81min / 16mm

DIRECTOR: JULIA REICHERT & JIM KLEIN / PAT POWELL

Introduced by Farihah Zaman

GROWING UP FEMALE
Julia Reichert & Jim Klein / 1971 / 53 min / 16mm

VERONICA
Pat Powell / 1970 / 28 min / 16mm

Hailed by Susan Sontag (“One of those painful experiences that’s good for you”), Gloria Steinem (“A true and piercing look at American womanhood”), and Elizabeth Hardwick (“In its unadorned truthfulness there is a sad and simple poetry, and a lesson about the lives of all of us”), Julia Reichert and Jim Klein’s Growing Up Female was a touchstone of 1970s feminism, illuminating the forces that shaped the lives and self-images of six girls and women. Screening with Veronica, a short documentary about a black high school leader from 1970.

Films courtesy of the Reserve Film and Video Collection of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

Total Runtime: 81 mins