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UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hugh M. Hefner Classic American Film Program, in association with Women in Film Los Angeles and Veggie Cloud, present

Working Girls: America's Career Women on Screen

9 to 5
February 2, 2018 -
March 24, 2018
Sigourney Weaver, Jen Yamato (2/2); Kirsten Schaffer (2/16); Nina Collins (2/24); Siouxsie Q. James (3/2); Laureen Lazarovici, Alejandra Valles (3/10); Tara Ison, Neil Landau (3/12); Dahlia Schweitzer (3/24).

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

"This carefully curated collection of 20th century depictions of women’s work... has become an eye-opening showcase." — April Wolfe, Los Angeles Magazine

Whether as secretaries or corporate executives, copy editors or factory employees, journalists or phone sex workers, American women have occupied a significant role in the workforce since the dawn of the 20th century.  Given recent accounts, however, of rampant abuse, sexual misconduct, and general harassment toward women working in Hollywood, politics, the media and other industries, it’s clear that the workplace is still not the safest space for women to inhabit.  At various cultural moments, classic Hollywood and independent films have assumed varying ideological responses to address the state of women in the office, in the factory, and beyond.  In the pursuit of assessing how the nuanced, complicated experiences of women at work have been represented throughout the 20th century, the Archive presents 13 films, from the early 1930s to the late 1990s, that offer a survey of working women: their employment and its impact on their social life, their frustrations, their failures, and their triumphs.  In highlighting not just the day-to-day duties these ladies are paid to perform, but also the obstacles nearly all of them strive to overcome, we hope this series will give audiences a chance to consider, reclaim, and embrace the otherwise minimized act of female labor.

Additional screenings in this series will take place at Veggie Cloud on March 8 and 22.  Visit for more info.

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Past Programs & Events

Title Date and Time Location
Office Killer

Office Killer

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Working Girls on Television

Off-site Event: A History of Working Girls on Television

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 8:00 pm Veggie Cloud
Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead

Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Swing Shift

Norma Rae  /  Swing Shift

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Baby Boom

Off-site Event: Baby Boom

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 8:00 pm Veggie Cloud
Girl 6

Girl 6  /  The Best of Everything

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Losing Ground

Desk Set  /  Losing Ground

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Working Girls

Baby Face  /  Working Girls

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater
9 to 5

9 to 5  /  She Married Her Boss

Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Working Girl

Working Girl

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater