WGAW Groundbreakers Screening! In 9 TO 5, an office manager (Tomlin), the vice president's secretary (Parton) and the newest employee (Fonda) plot revenge against their sexist, egotistical and hypocritical boss (Dabney Coleman). In THELMA &
LOUISE, Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon flee the police across the American southwest. Discussion between films with 9 TO 5 writer Patricia Resnick.
Presented by the American Cinematheque and the Writers Guild of America, West, as part of the Groundbreakers: Screenwriters Who Moved Hearts & Minds screening series. Sponsored by Final Draft.
Discussion between films with 9 TO 5 writer Patricia Resnick.
9 TO 5
1980, 20th Century Fox, 110 min, Dir: Colin Higgins
This classic from screenwriter Patricia Resnick and director Colin Higgins (writer of HAROLD AND MAUDE and director of SILVER STREAK) brilliantly brings together three of Hollywood's favorite female stars — Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton — in an uproarious office farce. At Consolidated, the office manager (Tomlin), the vice president's secretary (Parton) and the newest employee (Fonda) plot revenge against their sexist, egotistical and hypocritical boss Franklin Hart Jr. (Dabney Coleman). The scheme spins wildly out of control, forcing them to keep Hart tied up as they take over the company and run it their own way. Full of witty one-liners, great ’80s outfits and an unforgettable soundtrack (including Parton's Oscar-nominated title song), this delightful, insightful comedy is so much fun «it'll drive you crazy if you let it.»
THELMA & LOUISE
1991, Park Circus/MGM, 128 min, USA/France, Dir: Ridley Scott
Thelma (Geena Davis) and Louise (Susan Sarandon) take a fishing trip to get away from their dead-end relationships, only to end up dispatching a would-be rapist. This results in a cross-country rampage on the lam from the law, all culminating in one of the most daring, simultaneously uplifting/downbeat climaxes ever recorded on film, due in no small part to Ridley Scott’s expert direction and Callie Khouri’s gutsy script. With Harvey Keitel and a young Brad Pitt in his breakout role.
Screening format: DCP