9 to 5 (1980)

Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019 7 – 9 pm

Northwestern University
40 Arts Circle Dr.
Evanston, IL 60201

Open to the Public

The film 9 to 5 remains a classic for many reasons: its top-tier cast, catchy theme, and the powerful way it blends comedy with a rallying cry for working women. Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Dolly Parton’s characters fight against the patriarchy to enact progressive ideas—their platform is equal pay for equal work, ending discriminatory hiring and office sexual harassment, and instituting social programs, including workplace child care. Nearly forty years later, these issues are still being grappled with as a new battle for equal rights is waged by the most diverse Congress ever elected.

109 min

Colin Higgins, 1980, USA, DCP