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Independent Filmmaker, Professor Emeritus
Phone: (937) 767-1924


BA Antioch College


Julia Reichert has been called a godmother of the American independent film movement and is a three time Oscar nominee. Her film Growing Up Female (with Jim Klein) was the first feature documentary of the modern Women's Movement. It was chosen for inclusion on the National Film Registry. Her films Union Maids and Seeing Red (with Klein) were both nominated for Academy Awards for Best Feature Documentary, as was The Last Truck, as a Short. Her film A Lion in the House (with Steven Bognar) premiered at Sundance, screened nationally on PBS, was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award, won the Primetime Emmy for "Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking". She co-wrote and directed the feature Emma and Elvis, produced the feature The Dream Catcher. Her latest film, The Last Truck (with Steven Bognar) premiered on HBO, and the Telluride Film Festival. Julia is co-founder of New Day Films, the film distribution co-op. She is author of Doing It Yourself, the first book on self-distribution in independent film, and is Professor of Motion Pictures at Wright State University in Ohio.