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9 to 5 + Working Girl

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  • Sun 5 Mar
  • 270 minutes
  • Director: Colin Higgins / Mike Nichols
  • Cast: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton / Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver
  • US (1980/1988)

Synopsis

The Celluloid Sorceress and The Bechdel Test Fest are teaming up for an International Women’s Day celebration with a double bill screening of classic Hollywood comedies about working women!

Nine to Five
New and inexperienced employee Judy (Jane Fonda) is taken under the wing of her indispensable supervisor Violet (Lily Tomlin) after landing a desk job at Consolidated Companies. They soon befriend Doralee (Dolly Parton) who finds herself on the receiving end of her boss’ chauvinist ways. When his discrimination denies Lily a promotion and Doralee discovers the rumours he has spread about her, the three dream up their hilarious revenge on every woman’s office nightmare.

Working Girl
When Tess (Melanie Griffith) lands the opportunity to work for top executive Katharine Parker (Sigourney Weaver), she finds herself a little out her depth but quietly determined to prove her worth. After a skiing accident leads Tess to take on more of Parker’s duties, she discovers just how ruthless her superior actually is. A chance encounter with her boss’ lover Jack (Harrison Ford) takes her on a new path to help her fulfil her potential and overcome her bullying boss.

We’re delighted to welcome hosts Nikki Williams and Bechdel Test Fest’s Corrina Antrobus and Simran Hans who will explore the truth and humor in these essential classics showcasing the legacy of the so-called 80s’ ‘Career Woman’