1946 – 2022
Julia has been called the godmother of the American independent film movement. A three-time Oscar nominee. Her film entitled, Growing Up Female, was the first feature documentary of the modern Women’s Movement. One of her films premiered at Sundance and won the primetime Emmy for Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filming. She wrote, directed, and produced, and she was a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and co-founder of the social issues film distribution co-op, called New Day Films.