9 to 5 (1980): Block Museum - Northwestern University
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9 to 5 (1980)

still from 9 to 5
7 PM

Event Details

Date & Time:

Wed June 5, 2019
7 PM


The Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208


Open to the public


The film 9 to 5 remains a classic for many reasons: its top-tier cast, catchy theme, and the powerful way it blends comedy with a rallying cry for working women. Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Dolly Parton’s characters fight against the patriarchy to enact progressive ideas—their platform is equal pay for equal work, ending discriminatory hiring and office sexual harassment, and instituting social programs, including workplace child care. Nearly forty years later, these issues are still being grappled with as a new battle for equal rights is waged by the most diverse Congress ever elected.


109 min

Colin Higgins, 1980, USA, DCP

Contact The Block Museum of Art for more information: (847) 491-4000 or email us at block-museum@northwestern.edu