9to5: The Story of a Movement (Work-in-Progress Event)

9to5: The Story of a Movement

A work-in-progress screening

Directed by Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar

Friday, February 14, 6 pm +

$9 / $7 Speed members


Many have heard the song “9 to 5” by the great Dolly Parton or seen the 1980s blockbuster of the same name starring Parton, Lily Tomlin, and Jane Fonda. Few may realize that these two icons of popular culture grew out of a social movement that spanned over 24 years and sought to have profound impact on work for women and the American workforce as a whole. This illuminating documentary tells this little-known story, starting with a group of female office workers in Boston in the early 1970s and touching on still-relevant issues such as sexual harassment, pay equity, and the glass ceiling. 2019, U.S., DCP, approximately 85 minutes. Recommended for 13+.


Cinema + Introduced by retrospective curator Dave Filipi, Director, Film/Video, Wexner Center for the Arts. Directors Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar will be present for a post-screening discussion.