9TO5: THE STORY OF A MOVEMENT
Virtual Screening & Talkback
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
When Dolly Parton sang “9 to 5,” she was doing more than just shining a light on the fate of American working women. Parton was singing the true story of a movement that started with 9to5, a group of Boston secretaries in the early 1970s. Their goals were simple—better pay, more advancement opportunities, and an end to sexual harassment—but their unconventional approach attracted the press and shamed their bosses into change.
From Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert (directors of the Oscar-winning film AMERICAN FACTORY), 9TO5: THE STORY OF A MOVEMENT is the previously untold story of the fight that inspired a hit and changed the American workplace forever.
Join audiences nationwide on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, at 7:00 pm ET for a virtual Indie Lens Pop-Up screening of 9TO5: THE STORY OF A MOVEMENT featuring opening remarks by director Julia Reichert and secretary-treasurer of the AFL-CIO, Elizabeth H. Shuler, and a post-screening panel with Valarie Long, International Executive Vice President of SEIU; and Adriana Alvarez, a worker leader from Fight for $15, and moderated by Karen Nussbaum, founding director of 9to5, District 925, SEIU, and Working America.
Representatives from AFL-CIO, Coworker.org, Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor, and National Legal Advocacy Network will be joining in the text chat to share resources and opportunities about workers’ rights.
This event is hosted by Indie Lens Pop-Up, in collaboration with 9to5, and groups from coast to coast including Upstate Films, with support from ITVS, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS.
RSVP link: https://bit.ly/9TO5-OVEE-RSVP
Screening link: https://ovee.itvs.org/screenings/i01cj
Upon registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from Eventbrite which also includes the screening link. The film will be open captioned and the livestream Q&A will have ASL interpretation.