Tumble out of bed and stumble to the kitchen, pour yourself a cup of ambition and celebrate Administrative Professionals’ Day with Dolly, Lily and Jane in the office comedy classic, 9 to 5! Enter our free raffle for fabulous prizes, including Dolly Parton vinyl and more! A portion of the proceeds from this screening will benefit YWCA Southern Arizona.
“Tremendous fun! This quietly radical office revenge satire is a boldly progressive piece of filmmaking.” – Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
The uproarious office farce 9 to 5 features the all-star power trio of Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton as three women who, sick of their “sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical” boss, hatch a “so crazy it just might work” plan to change their workplace for good. With a sequel now in the works (and all three stars looking to reprise their roles), now is the perfect time to revisit, or discover for the first time, a classic feminist comedy that was decades ahead of its time. Consolidated employees Judy (Fonda), Violet (Tomlin) and Doralee (Parton) couldn’t be more different from each other, but they bond over being mistreated by their boss, Franklin Hart, Jr. (Dabney Coleman), who yells at new-hire Judy on her first day, consistently takes credit for Violet’s ideas, and sexually harasses Doralee. Fed up with him and the generally chauvinistic practices of their office, the trio dreams of getting rid of Mr. Hart so they can take over the company and run it their own way. Naturally, their scheme spins wildly out of control, and then the fun really begins!
Based on an idea by the inimitable Fonda, who had just formed her own production company, 9 to 5 (the second highest-grossing American film of 1980, after The Empire Strikes Back) is a brazenly hilarious comedy that proudly wears its politics on its ‘80s shoulder pads, celebrating the power of female friendship while tackling real issues of gender inequality in the workplace. (Dir. by Colin Higgins, 1980, USA, 109 mins., Rated PG)