Janie’s Janie. 1970. USA. Directed by the Filmmaker Collective: Geri Ashur, Bev Grant, Marilyn Mulford, Stephanie Palewski. 25 min.
A personal documentary about a woman who comes to realize she can control her own destiny after years of mental and physical abuse. Preserved with support from NYWIFT’s Women’s Film Preservation Fund.
Growing Up Female. 1970. USA. Directed by Julia Reichert, Jim Klein. 53 min.
In this examination of the socialization of American women, girls and women ages five to 34 were interviewed about their concepts of love, marriage, motherhood, and advertising in popular culture. The answers are surprising—and even shocking. In 1971 Julia Reichert toured the film from Oklahoma to Washington, D.C., by bus. Preserved with support from NYWIFT’s Women’s Film Preservation Fund.