Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

9to5: The Story of a Movement

Year: 2020
Country: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 86 minutes

9to5: The Story of a Movement

When women entered the workforce in the 1960s, most of the available jobs were secretarial. Instead of being seen by their bosses as a vital part of the office, many secretaries were regarded as glorified servants for the men who did the “real work.” Fed up with unfair treatment and discrimination, working women all over the United States banded together to demand respect and improved working conditions. Together, they formed 9to5, a working women’s advocacy organization (with big roots in Cleveland!). 9to5 was at the forefront of the women’s movement, tackling everything from equal pay to sexual harassment. When Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton created the popular “9to5” song and movie, which was inspired by the organization, the movement took off in a way no one could have dreamed in the beginning. After decades of success, as society and technology shifted workplace culture, 9to5 eventually disbanded, but its impact lives on today. An inspiring and enlightening documentary, 9TO5: THE STORY OF A MOVEMENT demonstrates the powerful changes that can happen when women come together and fight for their rights. — G.S.

Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar won the 2020 Oscar® for Documentary (Feature) for their work on AMERICAN FACTORY (CIFF43).

CIFF44 Screenings

Wednesday, April 01, 2020 at 7:05 PM

Thursday, April 02, 2020 at 2:05 PM

Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No

Women of the World

Local Heroes Competition
Reel Women Direct Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

Director Director

Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert

Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert

Steven Bognar

Jaime Meyers Schlenck

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