9to5: The Story of a Movement + Nine to Five
Queens Drive-In, on the grounds of the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, is located at 47-01 111th Street, Corona, New York 11368
9to5: The Story of a Movement
Dirs. Julia Reichert, Steven Bognar. US, 2020, 86 mins. 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
Dir. Colin Higgins. US, 1980, 110 mins.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.
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