Filmmaker: Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert
Representative: Jaime Meyers Schlenck
Runtime: 86 min
Synopsis: 9to5: The Story of a Movement chronicles the waves of secretaries, starting in Boston, who in the 1970s and 80s fought to create impactful changes in their workplaces. Their ideas spread rapidly, eventually leading to a nationwide movement at the intersection of the women’s movement and the labor movement, and changed the American workforce forever.
About the Filmmakers
Ohio-based Julia Reichert is a four-time Academy Award nominee and Oscar winner for her documentary work. Julia’s student film at Antioch College, Growing Up Female was the first feature documentary of the modern Women’s Movement. It was selected for the National Film Registry. Her film A Lion in the House (made with Steven Bognar) premiered at Sundance, screened nationally on PBS, won the Primetime Emmy for Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking. Reichert and Bognar won the 2020 Academy Award for Best Documentary for American Factory.
Steven Bognar is an Oscar and Emmy award winning documentary filmmaker based in Ohio. With his partner Julia Reichert, he has directed and produced American Factory, The Last Truck, and A Lion in the House,. Their films have screened at top film festivals, and on HBO, PBS and Netflix. Bognar’s first feature documentary, ,Personal Belongings, which he produced, directed & edited, premiered at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival and broadcast on POV.