Salt Spring Film Festival 2023 March 3-5 at giss

Salt Spring Film Festival Opening Gala

Friday March 3, 2023 @ 7:00 pm at GISS

Still Working 9 to 5

Camille Hardman & Gary Lane, USA, 2022, 96 min.

Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton headline this invigorating documentary in which these three legendary icons of stage and screen revisit their 1980 smash hit comedy 9 to 5 to shine a light on how much – and, unfortunately, how little – has changed for women in the workplace over the past 43 years.

Released in 1980 alongside Dolly Parton’s catchy theme song, 9 to 5 became one of the highest-grossing films of the year, shattering the long-held belief that only men could headline a financially successful buddy comedy. Mixed in with plenty of belly laughs and screwball antics, the film delivered a serious message that the indignities and inequalities facing working women were really no joke.

Bringing to life with colourful and comedic observations why the original film is still as relevant today as it was over 40 years ago, Still Working 9 to 5 examines the correlation between the cultural inflection point of the original film and the subsequent evolution of women’s rights, tracing the history of the Equal Rights Amendment, the gender pay gap and changing attitudes towards sexual harassment, from Anita Hill to the #MeToo movement.

Featuring interviews with Dabney Coleman, Rita Moreno, Allison Janey and many others, this empowering and unapologetically feminist crowd-pleaser was named Best Domestic Feature by the jury of the American Documentary Film Festival and Film Fund and won the Audience Choice Award at the Nashville Film Festival.

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The Salt Spring Film Festival Society is a non-profit charitable society incorporated in 2008, whose mission is to educate, inspire and activate our community through a Festival of independent documentary film from Canada and around the world. We present films that explore social justice, the environment, art and culture, politics and food security. Join us as we celebrate 23 years of film!

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