Growing Up Female + Veronica
DIRECTOR: JULIA REICHERT & JIM KLEIN / PAT POWELL
Introduced by Farihah Zaman
GROWING UP FEMALE
Julia Reichert & Jim Klein / 1971 / 53 min / 16mm
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