9 to 5

Still from 9 to 5, Colin Higgins, 1980

Join us the day after International Women’s Day for an exploration of women in film, both in front of and behind the camera.

Screen icons Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton star in this office satire that celebrates the power of female friendship.

Judy (Jane Fonda), Violet (Lily Tomlin) and Doralee (Dolly Parton) couldn’t be more different from each other, but they’ve all got one thing in common — their boss. He yells at Judy on her first day, consistently takes credit for Violet’s ideas and sexually harasses Doralee.

Barely getting by, with all taking and no giving, the three women decide to unite, kidnap their boss and take over the running of the office themselves. As relevant today as it was when it was first released, 9 to 5 is ripe for revisiting.

With its prankish anarchy, sisterly solidarity and unionisation of the workforce, 9 to 5 is a utopian socialist feminist fantasy” Little White Lies

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