Still Working 9 to 5

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April 2, 2023 - April 9, 2023

United Kingdom, USA
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The 1980 comedy blockbuster “9 to 5” took America by storm (only one movie out-earned it that year: “The Empire Strikes Back”) and popularized feminism in the workplace. Take a behind-the-scenes look at the seminal film’s production, its adaptations, and its still-relevant cultural and political impact. —M.G.

It was a rare scene for 1980: Three female leads—Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton, and Lily Tomlin—starring in the highest-grossing comedy of the year. The iconic “9 to 5” served as the unsung anthem for women in the workplace who found the plot’s sexist, degrading office environment exceptionally relatable. At the time, issues such as unequal pay, sexual harassment, and unbreakable glass ceilings for women felt like they’d eventually go out of style. But fast forward four decades and the film’s themes are unfortunately just as relevant. Featuring candid interviews with the original film’s stars, STILL WORKING 9 TO 5 revisits the making of the film and tells the inspiring stories of the women working overtime—then and now—for equal rights, opportunities, and respect for girls of every generation. —A.B.

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