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Filmmakers in forefront of feminist movement

by Terry Mikesell.

In 1971, the feminist movement was beginning to blossom.

The pressure for Congress to pass the Equal Rights Amendment was mounting. Arguments in the Roe v. Wade case were heard before the U.S. Supreme Court. The National Women’s Political Caucus was organized.

And in Yellow Springs, Ohio, two young filmmakers at Antioch College released Growing Up Female, called the first film to spring from the modern feminist movement.

Its creators, Julia Reichert and Jim Klein, will visit the Wexner Center for the Arts to discuss the landmark film, for which they interviewed six girls and women ranging in age from 4 to 34 and examined the societal influences that affected them.

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