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Nine to Five with Lynne Franks’s Hub at Number 3
March 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm$4 – $8
In celebration of International Women’s Day on Friday March 8th, we are showing “Nine to Five”, a comedy starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton as secretaries who abduct their tyrannical boss and run the company themselves. It was a massive hit in 1980, and the theme song (by the ever brilliant, ever pneumatic Dolly) is still everybody’s get up and go favourite :
“Tumble out of bed
And stumble to the kitchen
Pour myself a cup of ambition
And yawn and stretch and try to come to life”.
As a satire it’s way ahead of its time, and to a #Metoo generation the wolf whistling, sexual harassment and glass ceiling will look all too familiar. Women still face the same misogyny at work 39 years later, so it feels absolutely right that there is a “Nine to Five” film sequel planned for this year but this time with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin exec producing (which means being in charge of the money and some of the critical creative elements such as finding a writer, script and talent) whilst Dolly has said she will star.
We are thrilled to be showing this in association with Lynne Franks’s Hub at Number 3 in Wincanton. Lynne was awarded an OBE for her services to women in 2018 and has consistently worked to improve the lot of working women around the world. Lynne is a walking embodiment of how with enough drive and passion you really can achieve a huge amount. She had set up her own PR company by the age of 20, established London Fashion Week, wrote the iconic world best seller The SEED Handbook, the feminine way to create business.
We co-hosted another International Women’s Day event last year with Lynne- celebrating 100 years of women having the vote, and Wincanton Town Hall has never had such a packed and enthusiastic audience.
International Women’s Day is a brilliant celebration of 50% of the population, and an awareness that women have not had equal rights, equal pay or equal voices for a long time, and there is still work to be done.
We say bring your daughters to this Friday film night – it will be a hoot, and we have been spotting those fashion items that have made it back around a second if not third time around since the film (kitten bows, padded shoulders, oversize glasses – the list goes on).
Lynne’s Hub at Number 3 will be serving vegetarian dinner after the event. The price of the film, conversation hosted by Lynne with women from the Wincanton community and a delicious plant based, locally sourced organic meal afterwards is £25. You can buy tickets direct from Lynne’s website which is