Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

9to5: The Story of a Movement

 

Year: 2020
Country: USA
Run Time: 86 minutes

9to5: The Story of a Movement

When women entered the workforce in the 1960s, most of the available jobs were secretarial. Instead of being seen by their bosses as a vital part of the office, many secretaries were regarded as glorified servants for the men who did the “real work.” Fed up with unfair treatment and discrimination, working women all over the United States banded together to demand respect and improved working conditions. Together, they formed 9to5, a working women’s advocacy organization (with big roots in Cleveland!). 9to5 was at the forefront of the women’s movement, tackling everything from equal pay to sexual harassment. When Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton created the popular “9to5” song and movie, which was inspired by the organization, the movement took off in a way no one could have dreamed in the beginning. After decades of success, as society and technology shifted workplace culture, 9to5 eventually disbanded, but its impact lives on today. An inspiring and enlightening documentary, 9TO5: THE STORY OF A MOVEMENT demonstrates the powerful changes that can happen when women come together and fight for their rights. — G.S.

Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar won the 2020 Oscar® for Documentary (Feature) for their work on AMERICAN FACTORY (CIFF43).

CIFF44 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Wednesday, April 01, 2020 at 7:05 PM ET

Thursday, April 02, 2020 at 2:05 PM ET

Accessibility (?): No closed captions, audio description, English subtitles

Sidebar
Women of the World

Competitions
Local Heroes Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

Director Director

Directors
Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert

Producers
Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert

Cinematography
Steven Bognar

Editing
Jaime Meyers Schlenck

Print Source

Film Sponsors

The Center for Community Solutions

Community Partners

Cleveland Jobs with Justice

Wright State University Alumni Association

Questions? >

Questions?

Check out our FAQs for answers to common questions about entering the film festival.

Donate >

Donate

Your donation helps fulfill our mission to promote artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition.

Sign up for our email newsletter

go
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • instagram
  • youtube
  • flickr
  • alexa
  • foursquare

Donate

x

We promise you, it will make a difference!

Give Today