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IDA Conversation Series: Julia Reichert

International Documentary Association

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

IDA Conversation Series: Julia Reichert

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Wednesday, October 30th, 2019
Netflix Home Theater
5808 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028 (Map)

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Join us for an exciting conversation with multiple award-winning filmmaker Julia Reichert, whose dynamic, intimate, direct cinema films focus on gender, labor and working-class, and globalization. Reichert helped found New Day Films, a filmmaker-run distribution cooperative that has been circulating films directly to schools, unions, libraries and community groups since 1971. This special evening will feature a clips program and stimulating conversation with moderator Caroline Libresco, a seasoned programmer, film festival curator, producer, and strategist.

Reichert received Academy Award nominations for Union Maids (1976) and Seeing Red (1983) made with Jim Klein, as well as for The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant (2009), made with Steven Bognar Her 2006 documentary A Lion in the House, co-directed with Bognar, won the Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Documentary Award and the Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary. American Factory, her most recent film with Bognar, won the Directing Award: US Documentary at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. In 2019 IDA honored Reichert with the prestigious annual Career Achievement Award.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to gain behind-the-scenes access into the world of this legendary documentary filmmaker. Ample time will be included for Q&A.


Julia Reichert

Julia Reichert is an Ohio based, Oscar nominated documentary filmmaker whose work has screened at top film festivals, on HBO, PBS and Netflix. Reichert's work includes the films AMERICAN FACTORY 美国工厂, A LION IN THE HOUSE, THE LAST TRUCK: CLOSING OF A GM PLANT, SPARKLE and NO GUNS FOR CHRISTMAS (a New York Times OpDoc). She is a recipient of the 2019 Full Frame Film Festival Tribute award, and a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures and the Television Academy. Reichert is a three-time Academy Award nominee, for her films UNION MAIDS, SEEING RED: Stories of American Communists, and THE LAST TRUCK. Her first film, GROWING UP FEMALE, is a landmark documentary of the early Women’s Liberation Movement, and was selected for the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress. Julia is the recipient of the 2018 IDA Career Achievement Award, the 2019 Hot Docs Outstanding Achievement award and a national touring retrospective curated by the Wexner Center for the Arts and the Museum of Modern Art, which debuted in May 2019 at MoMA. Reichert is Professor Emerita at Wright State University. She is also a mom and a grandma.

 

Moderator: Caroline Libresco

Caroline Libresco was senior programmer for the Sundance Film Festival, where she selected features with a focus on documentaries. She helped created the World Cinema competition at Sundance and is the director of special programs for the Sundance Institute and oversees such programs as Film Forward, Catalyst Weekend and the Sundance Women’s Initiative. She has also worked for the Independent Television Service and at the San Francisco Film Festival.


 
Special support provided by:
  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Department of Cultural Affairs - City of Los Angeles Los Angeles County Arts Commission HFPA
Members and Supporters of the IDA
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Netflix Home Theater
5808 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, California 90028

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)


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International Documentary Association

Founded in 1982, the International Documentary Association (IDA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) that promotes nonfiction filmmakers, and is dedicated to increasing public awareness for the documentary genre. Our major program areas are: Advocacy, Filmmaker Services, Education, and Public Programs and Events.

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