9TO5: THE STORY OF A MOVEMENT Feature Films Women and the Vote


Virtual World Premiere

Following the film, watch a recorded discussion with directors Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar with NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell.

Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar’s film follows a group of secretaries in the 1970s fighting against lack of acknowledgment, demeaning tasks, low pay and all kinds of harassment in the workplace. From humble beginnings in a small office in a Boston YWCA to a nationwide movement so energized it inspired the iconic song and film, the organization’s rise was no easy undertaking. To achieve some justice, they employed clever tactics and took advantage of hidden talents wasted in the office. While gender parity has yet to be fully realized in the workplace, we would be nowhere as close without these women.
–Eric Moore

Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar are Oscar® and Emmy® award-winning documentary filmmakers based in Ohio. Their films include AMERICAN FACTORY (美国工厂), THE LAST TRUCK and A LION IN THE HOUSE. Their films have screened at top film festivals and on HBO, PBS and Netflix.

Reichert’s films include UNION MAIDS, SEEING RED and GROWING UP FEMALE, which was selected for the National Film Registry. Bognar’s solo films include PERSONAL BELONGINGS, PICTURE DAY and GRAVEL, all premiering at Sundance Film Festival.


Country: USA

Year: 2020

Directors: Julia Reichert, Steven Bognar

Producers: Julia Reichert, Steven Bognar

Director of Photography: Steven Bognar

Editor: Jaime Meyers Schlenck

Music: Wendy Blackstone

Featuring: Karen Nussbaum, Mary Jung, Verna Barksdale, Kim Cook, Debbie Schneider, Carol Sims, Anne Hill, Jackie Harris, Ellen Cassedy, Adair Dammann, Lane Windham

Running Time (minutes): 86 MIN

Language: English