Lebanon Valley College Colloquium Film Series continues with "Nine to Five"
Showing scheduled for Oct. 5 at 5:30 p.m. in the Allen Theatre
ANNVILLE, PA (09/14/2011)(readMedia)-- Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Dolly Parton star in Nine to Five at the Allen Theatre in Annville, Pa., on Oct. 5 at 5:30 p.m. Released in 1980, this movie follows the lives of three women trying to make a living in corporate America. Tickets are $1 for non-LVC students and $3 for the general public. The film is free to LVC students.
Judy Bernly (Jane Fonda), a housewife whose husband has left her for his secretary, begins her own secretarial career at a huge corporation. Violet Newstead (Lily Tomlin), a feisty, veteran office manager, instructs her on the perils and procedures of office life and of working for Franklin Hart Jr., their womanizing, sexist boss. Meanwhile, Hart's endless attempts to seduce his happily married secretary, Doralee Rhodes (Dolly Parton), lead the entire office to think she's a "dime-store floozy." When Hart unfairly passes Violet over for a promotion, she drowns her sorrows at a local bar with Judy and Doralee. A mix-up leads the women to think they have accidentally poisoned Hart's coffee, and they hatch a scheme to protect themselves by stealing Hart's body from the morgue. When he turns up alive, never having drunk the coffee, they must kidnap him to prevent him from blackmailing them or calling the police. The women then use the occasion of their boss' absence to effect change in the office.
Nine to Five was nominated for several awards and the Chicago-Sun Times calls it "A good-hearted, simple-minded comedy that will win a place in film history."
MONEY is a year-long integrated series of guest speakers, roundtable discussions, films, and courses that consider society's idea of money. It will involve presentations on problems such as unemployment, poverty, and the gender wage gap, as well as discussions on tax policy, the job market and entrepreneurship, and finally a theoretical consideration of the very idea of money, the ideology of the free market, and the morality and theology of capitalism.