The farcical film Nine to Five showed just how ridiculous office life was for working women in the 1970’s. What a way to make a livin’, indeed! In this double feature, the iconic feminist comedy is paired with the new documentary 9to5: The Story of a Movement, directed by Oscar winners Julia Reichert & Steven Bognar (American Factory), as we get to know the women who changed office culture and inspired Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin, and Jane Fonda.
9to5: The Story of a Movement
Julia Reichert & Steven Bognar | US | 86
In the 1970s, America’s secretaries took to the streets, fed up with on-the-job abuse. They created a movement called 9to5, which later inspired Jane Fonda to make a movie and Dolly Parton to write a song. This is the untold story of their fight.
Nine to Five
Colin Higgins | US | 110
With Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton, Dabney Coleman. This galvanizing workplace comedy kicked off the eighties with an unapologetically feminist bang. Today it still feels wildly progressive. When mousy Judy Bernly (a cast-against-type Fonda) lands a secretarial job after a divorce, she is thrust into an office environment typified by grotesque misogyny. She and two mistreated coworkers, Violet (Tomlin) and Doralee (Parton, delightful in her first film), team up to exact vengeance on their venal, sexist boss, Frank (an oily Coleman). From a story and script by Patricia Resnick that originated in personal research Fonda did on the grassroots 9to5 women’s movement of the seventies, this classic is as riotous as ever, coasting on the charms of its brilliant trio of stars.
Doors Open & Pre-Show Begins
9to5: The Story of a Movement Begins
Post-Screening Conversation and Intermission
Nine to Five Begins
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