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Growing Up Female
TIFF Bell Lightbox 3 Sat, May 4, 2019 12:45 PM
Considered to be the first film of the modern US women's movement, this landmark doc first screened to controversy and exhilaration, profiling a diverse group of six girls and women on what it means to come of age in America.
Film Info
Country Listing:USA
Festival Info
Festival Year:2019
Program Category:Outstanding Achievement Retrospective
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Steven Bognar
Julia Reichert
Producer(s):Steven Bognar
Julia Reichert
Executive Producer(s):Aron Gaudet
Gita Pullapilly
Editor(s):Steven Bognar
Cinematography:Steven Bognar
Julia Reichert
Liz Cambron
Melissa Godoy
Erick Stoll
Gregory Tucker
Kyle Wilkinson
Kasey Hosp
Megan Hague
Composer:Tim Berger


Sheri "Sparkle" Williams has danced for most of her life, and she's not about to give up now. Battling through injury, and performing at an age when most dancers have moved to the wings, Sheri inspires her colleagues and electrifies audiences with her talent, charisma and signature "sparkle." With intimacy and eloquence, Reichert and Bognar capture the tenacity and passion that keep this astounding dancer moving.