(Jan. 28, 2021) — Many have heard the song “Nine to Five” by Dolly Parton or seen the 1980s film of the same name starring Parton, Lily Tomlin, and Jane Fonda. Yet few know that these two icons of popular culture were based on a social movement that started in Boston in the early 1970s. 9 to 5: The Story of a Movement, an illuminating new documentary by Academy Award winners Julia Reichert and Steve Bognar, tells this little-known story that addresses still-relevant issues such as sexual harassment, pay equity, and the importance of protest. It features interviews with local women who led union drives at the University of Washington and in family child care.
SEIU 925 is proud to partner with the Meaningful Movies Mount Baker chapter to host a free advance screening of this film at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28. (RSVP for the livestream here.) The screening will be followed by a brief panel discussion at 7:30 p.m. (Zoom link) with current SEIU 925 members about the legacy of the “9 to 5” movement. All union members and community supporters are invited and encouraged to attend both of these events.
Here is the trailer for the 9 to 5 film: