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Salem Film Fest 2023 – Still Working 9 to 5

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Sunday, March 26
7:30 pm
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The Cabot
286 Cabot Street
Beverly, MA 01915 United States

A Q&A with Co-Director Gary Lane and Co-Executive Producer Larry Lane follows the screening.

When the highest grossing comedy, 9 TO 5, exploded on screens in 1980, the laughs hid a serious message about inequality in the workplace. In the film, three female employees (Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton and Lily Tomlin) of a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot (Dabney Coleman) find a way to turn the tables on him. Still Working 9 to 5 deconstructs the Hollywood film to examine the correlation between what it began as — a light shone on gender inequality and discrimination in the workplace in the 1970s — and the subsequent evolution of the women’s movement.

Filmmakers Camille Hardman and Gary Lane explore the history behind the ERA by speaking to writers, feminists and everyday people with their own workplace experiences. They interweave film clips and interviews with the 9 TO 5 stars to create a lively and informative tapestry. As 9 TO 5 continues to resonate as a touchstone of classic feminist entertainment and inspiration, Still Working 9 to 5 brings to life why the film is still relevant today.

Run time 91 minutes.