This film is part of Doc Edge Festival, a documentary festival like no other. The exceptional 2022 programme, which is their largest in recent years, includes over eighty feature-length and short films that celebrate and explore diverse storytelling.
Directors: Camille Hardman, Gary Lane | United States, Australia 2022 | 91 min | English
THE CULT CLASSIC FILM STILL RELEVANT 40 YEARS LATER.
Still Working 9 to 5 explores why workplace inequality is still no laughing matter.
When the highest-grossing comedy, 9 to 5, starring Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton, Dabney Coleman and Lily Tomlin, exploded on screens in 1980, the laughs hid a serious message about inequality in the workplace. Still Working 9 to 5 explores what has and has not changed for women over the last 40 years.
The film delves into the history of the Equal Rights Amendment, harassment in the workplace, pay gap, sexism, and discrimination. It features interviews with writers, feminists and everyday people with their own workplace experiences.
As 9 to 5 continues to resonate as a touchstone of classic feminist entertainment and inspiration, Still Working 9 to 5 brings to life, with colourful and comedic observations, why the film is as relevant today as the year it lit up the box office four decades ago.
The film offers up a newly recorded version of the hit song 9 to 5 featuring Dolly Parton and Kelly Clarkson.
Asia Pacific Premiere
Film supported by Heart of the City