Indie Lens Pop-Up: 9to5 The Story of a Movement

Event Date and Time: January 13, 2021 7:00 pm
Cost: $0
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Join us for our 2021 series of films presented this winter and spring through the continued partnership between TIFF, The Puffin Foundation Ltd., PBS, and Indie Lens Pop-Up, a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Film screenings are free but registration is required.

The latest film from Oscar-winners Julia Reichert and Steve Bognar (American Factory , DOC NYC 2019) explores a pivotal but little remembered intersection of women’s rights and labor rights. In the early 1970s, secretaries and other female office workers were underpaid, undervalued, unable to advance, and often subject to sexual harassment. In the wake of the Women’s Liberation Movement, a group of women in Boston finally had enough, joining together to begin 9to5, a movement that would sweep the nation with irreverent, attention-getting actions to demand meaningful change—and later inspire the eponymous hit film and song.

Teaneck International Film Festival & Puffin Cultural Forum screening will feature a talkback with State Senator Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg  and Mary Jung – a 9to5 organizer featured in the film, moderated by Sandi Klein (Conversations with Creative Women).

Documentary – 86mins
Directed by: Julia Reichert, Steven Bognar

Screening sponsored in part by:

Bergen County (NJ) Chapter of the Links, Inc.
Jewish Standard
League of Women Voters of Teaneck
National Council of Jewish Women Bergen County Section
Sandi Klein’s Conversations with Creative Women
Teaneck Women Together
The Whole Woman
The Woolfer Community
Wise Older Women
YWCA of Northern New Jersey
National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Bergen / Passaic Chapter

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