Screening Of “9 TO 5” To Raise Funds For Team Spirit Breast & Ovarian Cancer 10K

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The Long Beach Cinematheque is once again teaming up with “Team Tough Titties” and Lola’s Mexican Cuisine to raise funds for the Team Spirit Breast & Ovarian Cancer 10K – this time, with a screening of the 1980 comedy classic “9 to 5” starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and in her feature film debut, Dolly Parton!

The Cinematheque will be donating a portion of this screening’s proceeds to Team Spirit in sponsorship of Team Tough Titties, and the charity doesn’t stop there – 4th Street’s popular family-owned restaurant Lola’s Mexican Cuisine will be donating 15% of their proceeds from 5:30pm to 8:30pm to Team Tough Titties! Come early, and enjoy the best Mexican food Long Beach has to offer before the show!

“9 to 5” was selected jointly by the Cinematheque and Team Tough Titties in honor of its themes of sexual equality and personal empowerment. Written and directed by Colin Higgins (Harold and Maude, Foul Play), “9 to 5” is story of three female office employees who endure a daily assault of sexual harassment, conservative and ineffective company policies, and a dreary and sterile office environment courtesy of the narcissistic Mr. Heart (played by Dabney Coleman, bringing his slimy best to the role) before finally taking matters into their own hands. Far more than just a humorous dark comedy, this groundbreaking film pointedly addresses issues such as the pressures of being a single working mother, conservative America’s defiance against more advance office policies (flexible hours, personalized work space, a colorful and bright work environment) that many progressive companies and countries have shown actually increase productivity and business, and ultimately, the face of machismo and inappropriate sexual behavior that existed eleven years before Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas brought the term “sexual harassment” into the mainstream.

About Long Beach Cinematheque
Long Beach Cinematheque is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering a film scene in Long Beach by programming eclectic cinematic, arts, and multimedia events throughout the year, and at various locations throughout the city. Part of Long Beach Cinematheque’s mission is to employ the medium of cinema to raise awareness of organizations and causes throughout the city promoting the arts and dealing with health and social issues; past collaborators include the Team Spirit Breast and Ovarian Cancer 10K and the Museum of Latin American Art. www.lbcinema.org

About Team Tough Titties
Team Tough Titties was founded in 2004 in celebration of the survivors in the lives of team members, and is honored to have raised over $75,000 in conjunction with the Team Spirit Breast and Ovarian Cancer 10K Walk in Long Beach, California. www.teamtoughtitties.org For information about the Team Spirit Breast and Ovarian Cancer 10K, visit www.teamspiritonline.org.

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