May 6 – 16, 2021

9to5: The Story of a Movement — FREE Virtual Indie Lens Pop-Up Screening 1/5/21!

Join us on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 7:00pm for the first Indie Lens Pop-Up title of the new year: a virtual screening of 9to5: The Story of a Movement. UNC-TV PBS North Carolina, together with RiverRun and the State Library North Carolina, proudly present this exclusive screening opportunity, to be accompanied by a post-film panel discussion. You must register in advance for this event via the link here: RSVP via this link for the screening.

In this upcoming episode from the acclaimed PBS documentary series Independent Lens, Academy-Award winning filmmakers Julia Reichert and Steve Bognar (American Factory) follow a group of Boston secretaries in the early 1970s who organized and formed 9to5. Their goals were simple—better pay, more advancement opportunities, and an end to sexual harassment—but their unconventional approach attracted the press and shamed their bosses into change. Featuring interviews with 9to5’s founders, as well as actor and activist Jane Fonda, 9to5: The Story of a Movement is the previously untold story of the fight that inspired a hit song and changed the American workplace.

Engagement throughout the post-film panel discussion is encouraged and you will be able to ask questions via the chat feature. We will make every attempt to get to all questions submitted. You must register in advance for access to the screening link.

RiverRun’s Indie Lens Pop-Up, sponsored by Wells Fargo, is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on PBS’s Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders and organizations together to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics to family and relationships.