Dayton Oscar-winning duo get Netflix deal for 2006 film

Yellow Springs filmakers Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert pictured in this 2006 archive photo. Their 2006 documentary film "A Lion in the House" will be featured on Neflix.  LISA POWELL / STAFF
Yellow Springs filmakers Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert pictured in this 2006 archive photo. Their 2006 documentary film "A Lion in the House" will be featured on Neflix. LISA POWELL / STAFF

Credit: Lisa Powell

Credit: Lisa Powell

Another Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar film will soon live on Netflix for people everywhere to watch anytime they want.

“A Lion In The House,” a 2006 documentary by the Emmy and Academy Award-winning Dayton duo, will premiere on the Netflix streaming service on Nov. 10, 2020.

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“A Lion In The House” follows the stories of five exceptional children and their families as they battle pediatric cancer, according to PBS.org. From the trauma of diagnosis to the physical toll of treatment, this series documents the stresses that can tear a family apart as well as the courage of children facing the possibility of death with honesty, dignity and humor.

Bognar said the film taught him and Reichert more about love than they knew was possible.

As the film compresses six years into one narrative, PBS stated, it puts viewers in the shoes of parents, physicians, nurses, siblings, grandparents and social workers who struggle to defeat an indiscriminate and predatory disease.

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“(Lion) broke our hearts and expanded us as human beings. It was the hardest work we’ve ever done, and it means so much to us that Netflix is bringing the film back to worldwide audiences for the first time in years,” Bognar said.

Yellow Springs filmmaker Julia Reichart with her prime time Emmy Award for the 2006 documentary, “A Lion in the House,” about children fighting cancer.
Yellow Springs filmmaker Julia Reichart with her prime time Emmy Award for the 2006 documentary, “A Lion in the House,” about children fighting cancer.

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