Past Film/Video | Documentaries

Growing Up Female | Methadone: An American Way of Dealing

(Julia Reichert and Jim Klein, 1971)

(Julia Reichert and Jim Klein, 1974)

Double Feature | New Restoration

Growing Up Female is the very first feature-length film of the modern women's movement. Considered controversial and exhilarating on its release, the film examines female socialization through a personal look into the lives of six women, ages four to 35, and the forces that shape them—teachers, counselors, advertisements, music, and the institution of marriage. Widely used by consciousness-raising groups to generate interest and help explain feminism to a skeptical society, Growing Up Female offers us a chance to see how much has changed how much remains the same. Selected to the National Film Registry in 2011. (52 mins., DCP)

Methadone: An American Way of Dealing is, unfortunately, a still-relevant film about how the rise in heroin addiction was typically addressed in the early 1970s. Set in Dayton, Ohio, Methadone captures how social services, designed to help, in fact often neutralize those they intend serve when professionals treat social problems as mental illness or personal weakness. It is a sobering testament about what can happen to those unable to buy into the American Dream. (60 mins., DCP)

"I wish every high school kid in America could see this film."
SUSAN SONTAG ON GROWING UP FEMALE
Image of two girls from Growing Up Female

Growing Up Female, courtesy of the filmmakers

Image from Growing Up Female

Growing Up Female, courtesy of the filmmakers

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Methadone: An American Way of Dealing, courtesy of the filmmakers

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Methadone: An American Way of Dealing, courtesy of the filmmakers

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Methadone: An American Way of Dealing, courtesy of the filmmakers

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Methadone: An American Way of Dealing, courtesy of the filmmakers

Image of woman from Methadone: An American Way of Dealing

Methadone: An American Way of Dealing, courtesy of the filmmakers

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Methadone: An American Way of Dealing, courtesy of the filmmakers

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Methadone: An American Way of Dealing, courtesy of the filmmakers

SEASON SUPPORT FOR FILM/VIDEO
Rohauer Collection Foundation

SUPPORT FOR THE FILM/VIDEO STUDIO PROGRAM
Institute of Museum and Library Services

SUPPORT FOR ARTS ACCESS AT THE WEXNER CENTER
Cardinal Health Foundation
Huntington Bank

GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER
Greater Columbus Arts Council
Ohio Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation
Nationwide Foundation

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Growing Up Female | Methadone: An American Way of Dealing