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Poster for An Evening to Celebrate Julia Reichert

An Evening to Celebrate Julia Reichert

Opens on August 29

Run Time: 100 min. Format: DCP

Julia Reichert, the Oscar-winning director of American Factory (2020 Best Documentary Feature) died on December 1 of last year, after a 50-year career making films centered on workers’ and women’s rights. Two of her films are on the National Film Registry, and she was nominated for Academy Awards four times. Reichert built community at every turn, and she mentored dozens of emerging filmmakers across many years.

Following celebrations of Reichert’s career in her home state of Ohio and a retrospective tribute in New York City at MoMA, Vidiots and Cinema Eye Honors is honored to present the first west coast tribute to the woman known as “the Godmother of American Independent Documentary.”

AN EVENING TO CELEBRATE JULIA REICHERT will feature special guests, rare clips of Julia, and a screening of Reichert’s Oscar-nominated short documentary The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant. Oscar-winning filmmaker Steven Bognar, Reichert’s partner in life and work, will show a special work-in-progress of a short film he is directing about Reichert.

In Person: Filmmaker Steven Bognar

With support from Participant

As the second part of our tribute to Reichert, two of her films will screen on Wednesday, August 30.


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