Feature Film Program

Queens Drive-In: 9to5: The Story of a Movement + Nine to Five (Double Feature)

A new documentary from Oscar-winners Julia Reichert & Steven Bognar about the women workers’ movement and the classic comedy it inspired.

$45; one ticket admits one car


Fri Sep 4 7:30 PM

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.

The Films

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.

Event Details

6:30 PM
Doors Open & Pre-Show Begins
7:30 PM
9to5: The Story of a Movement Begins
9:00 PM
Post-Screening Conversation and Intermission
9:20 PM
Nine to Five Begins
All Queens Drive-In attendees will need to enter via the 111th Street/49th Avenue entrance to the New York Hall of Science. There will be no access from the Grand Central Parkway. Please take the Long Island Expressway to the 108th Street exit, and take local streets to the entrance for all vehicles on 49th Avenue and 111th Street. Signs and staff members will direct you to the Drive-In upon arrival.

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Queens Drive-In at The New York Hall of Science

47-01 111th St, Corona, NY 11368

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