Oscar® nominees Julia Reichert, Al Pacino and Mayes C. Rubeo at the Oscar Nominee Luncheon held at the Ray Dolby Ballroom, Monday, January 27, 2020. The 92nd Oscars will air on Sunday, February 9, 2020 live on ABC.
Photo: Phil McCarten/Phil McCarten / ©A.M.P.A.S.
Photo: Phil McCarten/Phil McCarten / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Dayton-area filmmaker lands spot next to Pacino in epic Oscar class picture 

Quentin Tarantino, Charlize Theron, Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio also ‘got to’ stand new Yellow Springs filmmakers. 

There are “class pictures” and then there are class photos. 

Acclaimed Yellow Springs-based filmmakers Julia Reichert and Steve Bognar found themselves in one of the most epic photos of all times. 

Monday — just days after walking away with the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary for their locally filmed movie “American Factory”  — the couple posed in a who’s who from the movie industry photo during the Oscar Nominee Luncheon held at the Ray Dolby Ballroom.

92nd Oscars nominees at the Oscar Nominee Luncheon held at the Ray Dolby Ballroom, Monday, January 27, 2020. The 92nd Oscars will air on Sunday, February 9, 2020 live on ABC. Yellow Springs resident Julia Reichert stands next to Al Pacino. Charlize Theron can also be seen in this cropped and zoomed in photo.
Photo: Todd Wawrychuk

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Dressed in a black pantsuit and a bright pink top, Reichert landed one of the most primo spots of all, smack dab in the middle, right next to  iconic actor Al Pacino (The Irishman) and a stone’s throw from actresses Charlize Theron (Bombshell),  Cynthia Erivo (Harriet) and Renee Zellweger (Judy).  

Bognar is near Quentin Tarantino (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), Robert De Niro (The Irishman)  and Leonardo DiCaprio (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood).

92nd Oscars nominees at the Oscar Nominee Luncheon held at the Ray Dolby Ballroom, Monday, January 27, 2020. The 92nd Oscars will air on Sunday, February 9, 2020 live on ABC. Pictured: David Acord; Matt Aitken; Waad al-Kateah; Kristen Anderson-Lopez; Elena Andreicheva; Bonnie Arnold; Vivian Baker; Kirstine Barfod; Kathy Bates; Noah Baumbach; Jarin Blaschke; Steven Bognar; Bong Joon Ho; Shane Boris; Mark Bridges; Andrew Buckland; Bryan Buckley; Chris Butler; Greg Butler; Joshuah Brian Campbell; Matthew A. Cherry; Cho Won Woo; Jérémy Clapin; Josh Cooley; Petra Costa; Marshall Curry; Robert De Niro; Roger Deakins; Dean DeBlois; Laura Dern; Leonardo DiCaprio; Naomi Donne; Marc du Pontavice; Jacqueline Durran; Sigrid Dyekjaer; Carol Dysinger; Tom Eagles; Russell Earl; Cynthia Erivo; Leandro Estebecorena; Feras Fayyad; Dennis Gassner; Atanas Georgiev; Greta Gerwig; David Giammarco; Delphine Girard; Paul Gooch; Jinko Gotoh; Stephane Grabli; Maria Gracia Turgeon; Regina Graves; Jeff Groth; Hildur Guônadóttir; Roger John Guyett; Nancy Haigh; Han Jin Wan; John Haptas; Pippa Harris; Pablo Helman; Kathryn Hendrickson; David Heyman; Kazu Hiro; Rian Johnson; Tom Johnson; Andrew R. Jones; Meryam Joobeur; Gary Byung-Seok Kam; Daria Kashcheeva; Sami Khan; Travis Knight; Tamara Kotevska; Kwak Sin-ae; Lee Ha Jun; Matt Lefebvre; Robert Legato; Bradford Lewis; Barbara Ling; Robert Lopez; Ladj Ly; Tod Maitland; James Mangold; Paul Massey; Anthony McCarten; Michael McCusker; Callum McDougall; Shannon McIntosh; Damien Megherbi; Sam Mendes; Christian P. Minkler; Michael Minkler; Anne Morgan; Steve Morrow; Smriti Mundhra; Alan Robert Murray; Joanne Natasegara; Carthew Neal; Elliot Newman; Randy Newman; Thomas Newman; Mark Nielsen; Laura Nix; Tom Ozanich; Sergio Pablos; Al Pacino; Amy Pascal; Tiago Pavan; Christopher Peterson; Arianne Phillips; Todd Phillips; Yves Piat; Brad Pitt; Sandy Powell; Rodrigo Prieto; Jonathan Pryce; Florence Pugh; Jeff Reichert; Julia Reichert; Jonas Rivera; Guillaume Rocheron; Marisa Roman; Jane Rosenthal; Mayes C. Rubeo; Kristine Samuelson; Lee Sandales; Colette Sandstedt; Neal Scanlan; Thelma Schoonmaker; Nelson Sepulveda; Bob Shaw; Lawrence Sher; Scott Silver; Siqi Song; Wylie Stateman; Ljubo Stefanov; Rosana Sullivan; Arianne Sutner; Donald Sylvester; Quentin Tarantino; Oliver Tarney; Rachael Tate; Bernie Taupin; Jayne-Ann Tenggren; Charlize Theron; Emma Tillinger Koskoff; Karen Rupert Toliver; Jenno Topping; Patrick Tubach; Arjen Tuiten; Dominic Tuohy; Mark Ulano; Ra Vincent; Taika Waititi; Diane Warren; Edward Watts; David White; Krysty Wilson Cairns; Stuart Wilson; Chelsea Winstanley; Matthew Wood; Yang Jinmo ; Yi Seung-Jun; Steven Zaillian; Renée Zellweger; Dean Zupancic
Photo: Todd Wawrychuk/Todd Wawrychuk / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Reichert, a nationally acclaimed artist who has been called the godmother of the American independent film movement, is battling a rare and deadly cancer. 

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The Oscar winners will be announced Sunday, Feb. 9, during the 92nd Academy Awards ceremony.

92nd Oscars nominees at the Oscar Nominee Luncheon held at the Ray Dolby Ballroom, Monday, January 27, 2020. The 92nd Oscars will air on Sunday, February 9, 2020 live on ABC. Yellow Springs filmmaker Steve Bognar (blue shirt) is near Quentin Tarantino, Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio in this cropped and zoomed in photo. Bognar co-directed Oscar nominated film “American Factory” with partner Julia Reichert.
Photo: Todd Wawrychuk

This Oscar nomination is the fourth for Reichert and the second for Bognar.

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“American Factory” follows the creation of the Chinese-owned automotive glass-factory Fuyao Glass America in the same building that had once housed a General Motors assembly operation in Moraine.

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Bognar and Reichert, a Yellow Springs couple together for more than 30 years, previously received an Academy Award nomination in the “Best Documentary (short subject)” category for their 2009 HBO film “The Last Truck” about the closing of that very same GM plant that now houses Fuyao in Moraine.

92nd Oscars nominees at the Oscar Nominee Luncheon held at the Ray Dolby Ballroom, Monday, January 27, 2020. The 92nd Oscars will air on Sunday, February 9, 2020 live on ABC. Pictured: David Acord; Matt Aitken; Waad al-Kateah; Kristen Anderson-Lopez; Elena Andreicheva; Bonnie Arnold; Vivian Baker; Kirstine Barfod; Kathy Bates; Noah Baumbach; Jarin Blaschke; Steven Bognar; Bong Joon Ho; Shane Boris; Mark Bridges; Andrew Buckland; Bryan Buckley; Chris Butler; Greg Butler; Joshuah Brian Campbell; Matthew A. Cherry; Cho Won Woo; Jérémy Clapin; Josh Cooley; Petra Costa; Marshall Curry; Robert De Niro; Roger Deakins; Dean DeBlois; Laura Dern; Leonardo DiCaprio; Naomi Donne; Marc du Pontavice; Jacqueline Durran; Sigrid Dyekjaer; Carol Dysinger; Tom Eagles; Russell Earl; Cynthia Erivo; Leandro Estebecorena; Feras Fayyad; Dennis Gassner; Atanas Georgiev; Greta Gerwig; David Giammarco; Delphine Girard; Paul Gooch; Jinko Gotoh; Stephane Grabli; Maria Gracia Turgeon; Regina Graves; Jeff Groth; Hildur Guônadóttir; Roger John Guyett; Nancy Haigh; Han Jin Wan; John Haptas; Pippa Harris; Pablo Helman; Kathryn Hendrickson; David Heyman; Kazu Hiro; Rian Johnson; Tom Johnson; Andrew R. Jones; Meryam Joobeur; Gary Byung-Seok Kam; Daria Kashcheeva; Sami Khan; Travis Knight; Tamara Kotevska; Kwak Sin-ae; Lee Ha Jun; Matt Lefebvre; Robert Legato; Bradford Lewis; Barbara Ling; Robert Lopez; Ladj Ly; Tod Maitland; James Mangold; Paul Massey; Anthony McCarten; Michael McCusker; Callum McDougall; Shannon McIntosh; Damien Megherbi; Sam Mendes; Christian P. Minkler; Michael Minkler; Anne Morgan; Steve Morrow; Smriti Mundhra; Alan Robert Murray; Joanne Natasegara; Carthew Neal; Elliot Newman; Randy Newman; Thomas Newman; Mark Nielsen; Laura Nix; Tom Ozanich; Sergio Pablos; Al Pacino; Amy Pascal; Tiago Pavan; Christopher Peterson; Arianne Phillips; Todd Phillips; Yves Piat; Brad Pitt; Sandy Powell; Rodrigo Prieto; Jonathan Pryce; Florence Pugh; Jeff Reichert; Julia Reichert; Jonas Rivera; Guillaume Rocheron; Marisa Roman; Jane Rosenthal; Mayes C. Rubeo; Kristine Samuelson; Lee Sandales; Colette Sandstedt; Neal Scanlan; Thelma Schoonmaker; Nelson Sepulveda; Bob Shaw; Lawrence Sher; Scott Silver; Siqi Song; Wylie Stateman; Ljubo Stefanov; Rosana Sullivan; Arianne Sutner; Donald Sylvester; Quentin Tarantino; Oliver Tarney; Rachael Tate; Bernie Taupin; Jayne-Ann Tenggren; Charlize Theron; Emma Tillinger Koskoff; Karen Rupert Toliver; Jenno Topping; Patrick Tubach; Arjen Tuiten; Dominic Tuohy; Mark Ulano; Ra Vincent; Taika Waititi; Diane Warren; Edward Watts; David White; Krysty Wilson Cairns; Stuart Wilson; Chelsea Winstanley; Matthew Wood; Yang Jinmo ; Yi Seung-Jun; Steven Zaillian; Renée Zellweger; Dean Zupancic
Photo: Todd Wawrychuk / ©A.M.P.A.S.

The entire class as photographed by Todd Wawrychuk: David Acord; Matt Aitken; Waad al-Kateah; Kristen Anderson-Lopez; Elena Andreicheva; Bonnie Arnold; Vivian Baker; Kirstine Barfod; Kathy Bates; Noah Baumbach; Jarin Blaschke; Steven Bognar; Bong Joon Ho; Shane Boris; Mark Bridges; Andrew Buckland; Bryan Buckley; Chris Butler; Greg Butler; Joshuah Brian Campbell; Matthew A. Cherry; Cho Won Woo; Jérémy Clapin; Josh Cooley; Petra Costa; Marshall Curry; Robert De Niro; Roger Deakins; Dean DeBlois; Laura Dern; Leonardo DiCaprio; Naomi Donne; Marc du Pontavice; Jacqueline Durran; Sigrid Dyekjaer; Carol Dysinger; Tom Eagles; Russell Earl; Cynthia Erivo; Leandro Estebecorena; Feras Fayyad; Dennis Gassner; Atanas Georgiev; Greta Gerwig; David Giammarco; Delphine Girard; Paul Gooch; Jinko Gotoh; Stephane Grabli; Maria Gracia Turgeon; Regina Graves; Jeff Groth; Hildur Guônadóttir; Roger John Guyett; Nancy Haigh; Han Jin Wan; John Haptas; Pippa Harris; Pablo Helman; Kathryn Hendrickson; David Heyman; Kazu Hiro; Rian Johnson; Tom Johnson; Andrew R. Jones; Meryam Joobeur; Gary Byung-Seok Kam; Daria Kashcheeva; Sami Khan; Travis Knight; Tamara Kotevska; Kwak Sin-ae; Lee Ha Jun; Matt Lefebvre; Robert Legato; Bradford Lewis; Barbara Ling; Robert Lopez; Ladj Ly; Tod Maitland; James Mangold; Paul Massey; Anthony McCarten; Michael McCusker; Callum McDougall; Shannon McIntosh; Damien Megherbi; Sam Mendes; Christian P. Minkler; Michael Minkler; Anne Morgan; Steve Morrow; Smriti Mundhra; Alan Robert Murray; Joanne Natasegara; Carthew Neal; Elliot Newman; Randy Newman; Thomas Newman; Mark Nielsen; Laura Nix; Tom Ozanich; Sergio Pablos; Al Pacino; Amy Pascal; Tiago Pavan; Christopher Peterson; Arianne Phillips; Todd Phillips; Yves Piat; Brad Pitt; Sandy Powell; Rodrigo Prieto; Jonathan Pryce; Florence Pugh; Jeff Reichert; Julia Reichert; Jonas Rivera; Guillaume Rocheron; Marisa Roman; Jane Rosenthal; Mayes C. Rubeo; Kristine Samuelson; Lee Sandales; Colette Sandstedt; Neal Scanlan; Thelma Schoonmaker; Nelson Sepulveda; Bob Shaw; Lawrence Sher; Scott Silver; Siqi Song; Wylie Stateman; Ljubo Stefanov; Rosana Sullivan; Arianne Sutner; Donald Sylvester; Quentin Tarantino; Oliver Tarney; Rachael Tate; Bernie Taupin; Jayne-Ann Tenggren; Charlize Theron; Emma Tillinger Koskoff; Karen Rupert Toliver; Jenno Topping; Patrick Tubach; Arjen Tuiten; Dominic Tuohy; Mark Ulano; Ra Vincent; Taika Waititi; Diane Warren; Edward Watts; David White; Krysty Wilson Cairns; Stuart Wilson; Chelsea Winstanley; Matthew Wood; Yang Jinmo; Yi Seung-Jun; Steven Zaillian; Renée Zellweger; Dean Zupancic

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