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SXSW 2022 review: “Still Working 9 to 5”

More than 40 years after the workplace comedy 9 to 5 showcased three secretaries plotting against their sexist boss, the SXSW 2022 documentary Still Working 9 to 5 reunites stars Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Dolly Parton to talk workplace equality. More in this review from film site In Their Own League. Continue reading SXSW 2022 review: “Still Working 9 to 5”

AFI Documentary Film Festival, Review- 9to5: The Story of A Movement

The phrase “9 to 5” spurs thoughts of a catchy Dolly Parton song from the wry 1980 comedy where Parton, Lily Tomlin, and Jane Fonda played secretaries wanting revenge against their sexist boss.

But that film actually took its inspiration from the real shoe-leather efforts of female office workers in the 1970s who took to the streets to demand better pay, benefits, and respect on the job. The documentary “9to5: The Story of A Movement,” part of the 2020 AFI DOCS Film Festival, includes Fonda’s admiration for these women and puts these organizers front and center. Continue reading AFI Documentary Film Festival, Review- 9to5: The Story of A Movement