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Growing Up Female
Directed by Julia Reichert and Jim Klein • 1971 • United States
Hailed by Susan Sontag (“One of those painful experiences that’s good for you”), Gloria Steinem (“A true and piercing look at American womanhood”), and Elizabeth Hardwick (“In its unadorned truthfulness there is a sad and simple poetry, and a lesson about the lives of all of us”), Julia Reichert and Jim Klein’s GROWING UP FEMALE is s a touchstone of 1970s feminism, illuminating the forces that shaped the lives and self-images of six girls and women.