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Working Girl

Working Girl
February 2, 2018 - 7:30 pm
Sigourney Weaver, Jen Yamato.

NOTE:  Online tickets have sold out.  Standby line only at the box office.

Women in Film members receive free admission to this series at the box office!

Working Girl  (1988)

The tenacity of women in the workplace is portrayed in great detail (and with brilliantly evolving wardrobe and hairstyle cues) in this multi-Oscar-nominated, critically-acclaimed dramatic thriller-lite.  After Staten Island-based secretary Tess McGill (Melanie Griffith) publicly shames her uptown colleague (played by pre-scandal Kevin Spacey) for his bawdy behavior, she is reassigned to up-and-coming financial executive Katharine Parker (Sigourney Weaver), who immediately assumes credit for Tess’ unique investment ideas.  But when Katharine finds herself laid up with a broken leg, Tess begins her drastic, strategic transformation.  Working-class perms are traded for “serious hair” as a secretary climbs the executive ranks in this modern classic from ultimate actor’s director, Mike Nichols.

35mm, color, 113 min.  Production/Distribution: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp.  Director: Mike Nichols.  Screenwriter: Kevin Wade.  Cinematographer: Michael Ballhaus.  Editor: Sam O’Stenn. Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford, Alec Baldwin, Joan Cusack.

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with Sigourney Weaver and Los Angeles Times film reporter Jen Yamato.