FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 8, 2022
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Washington, DC and Los Angeles, CA — The Institute for Women’s Policy Research is the lead organizational partner on a new documentary highlighting the glacial pace of women’s progress in the U.S.
Produced by Mighty Fine Entertainment, Twin Zone Productions and in association with Artemis Rising Foundation, the documentary—Still Working 9 to 5—infuses humor with data as the cast of the original blockbuster film 9 to 5—Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno and Lily Tomlin—reflect on the timelessness of the issues raised in the film, the treatment of women in the workforce, and just how far women have yet to go.
To complement the documentary, performer and talk show host Kelly Clarkson and Recording Artist Dolly Parton will release their duet of the iconic working women’s anthem—9 to 5—on September 9, 2022.
The Institute for Women’s Policy Research hopes to bring the themes raised in the documentary to everyday women who are impacted by pay inequity, sexual harassment, the glass ceiling and other issues in their work lives.
“We couldn’t have picked a better partner than the Institute for Women’s Policy Research to amplify the message in the film for the need to accelerate progress for women in the workplace and society. For more than 30 years, they have worked tirelessly on many of the issues raised in the film—from pay inequality to sexual harassment and maternity leave to paid sick leave and childcare. They generate real change for working women.”
- Camille Hardman, Documentary Producer, and head of Mighty Fine Entertainment
“We are excited to be the official organizational partner of Still Working 9 to 5—a film that sheds light on many of the issues women face in the workforce while trying to provide for their families and advance in their careers,” said C. Nicole Mason, President/CEO, Institute for Women’s Policy Research.
“Even though women are 50 percent of the workforce, the modern workplace is something out of the Mad Men era. “Women still earn less than their male counterparts, are less likely to be promoted to the role of CEO in companies and face sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace. There’s still so much work to be done.”
Limited Theatrical Release: New York and Los Angeles
Still Working 9 to 5 will have a limited theatrical release in New York City and Los Angeles from Sept 16 – 22, 2022. The New York City screening will be held at Cinema Village and in Los Angeles, California, the screenings will be held at the Laemmle Theatre.