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Directed by Julia Reichert

United States 130 mins. In English

This program features three documentaries by Julia Reichert and collaborators focused on American social systems and the personal response to them — through three very different lenses.

Films in this Program

Growing Up Female

Directed by Julia Reichert, Jim Klein

Considered controversial and exhilarating on its release, Growing Up Female examines female socialization through a personal look into the lives

Methadone: An American Way of Dealing

Directed by Julia Reichert, Jim Klein

Methadone: An American Way of Dealing is, unfortunately, a still-relevant film about how the rise in heroin addiction was typically


Directed by Julia Reichert, Steven Bognar

Sheri “Sparkle” Williams has been a star dancer with the legendary Dayton Contemporary Dance Company for nearly 40 years—a record

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