9 TO 5

Director: Colin Higgins

1980, USA, 100 minutes, DCP

 

Program Notes

Three office workers (Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Dolly Parton) team up and seek revenge upon their boss (Dabney Coleman)—a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot. “[W]ill win a place in film history, I suspect, primarily because it contains the movie debut of Dolly Parton… She exists on another plane, as Monroe did: She is a center of life on the screen… [and] simply seems to be hav- ing a great time, ready to sweep everyone else up in her enthusiasm, her concern, her energy. It’s some show.”—Roger Ebert