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Directed by Julia Reichert, Steven Bognar

United States 2019 85 mins. In English

Most have heard the song “Nine to Five” by the great Dolly Parton or seen the 1980s blockbuster of the same name starring Parton, Lily Tomlin, and Jane Fonda. Yet few realize that these two icons of popular culture grew out of a social movement that spanned over 25 years and sought to have a profound impact on work for women, and the American workforce as a whole. Raises not Roses tells this little-known story, starting with a group of female office workers in Boston in the early 1970s and touching on still-relevant issues such as sexual harassment, pay equity, and the “glass ceiling.”

9to5: The Story of a Movement is a work in progress.