Julia Reichert ’70

Julia Reichert ’70 (Antioch College, BA) won an Academy Award for the best feature-length documentary American Factory. She co-directed it with her longtime partner and collaborator, Steve Bognar, and her nephew Jeff Reichert. American Factory is the first documentary released by Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company. This was Reichert’s fourth Oscar nomination. She launched her career with a film she made while attending Antioch College. Growing Up Female examines female socialization through the lives of six women. It was one of several films shown as part of Julia Reichert: 50 Years in Film, a retrospective at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque that ran from late Nov. to Dec. 2019.