Film | 9 TO 5 Joan's Digest presents a rarely screened archival print in the second night of a celebration of American icon Jane Fonda (in collaboration with the Film Society of Lincoln Center). Before “Mad Men”'s pencil skirt office politics, there was this fantastic workplace union of Dolly Parton's mammary fantasy, Lily Tomlin's sharp cynicism and Jane Fonda's brilliant screwball performance as a dithering divorcee. The three women gang up against their sleazy oppressor, a lizard of a boss played by Dabney Coleman, for a comic fantasy of revenge that makes this one of the most entertaining feminist films in cinema. Produced by Fonda, it is a utopian version of a female-centered world in sharp contrast to the dystopian 3 Women (which 9 to 5 writer Patricia Resnick co-wrote without credit). Director: Colin Higgins. 110 min. 1980. 35mm.
Tickets from $12 at 92YTribeca, 200 Hudson Street.