The Aero Theatre Presents: Dolly Parton Double Feature
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Double Feature: 9 TO 5, 1980, 20th Century Fox, 110 min. This classic from director Colin Higgins (writer of HAROLD AND MAUDE and director of SILVER STREAK) brilliantly brings together three of Hollywood’s favorite female stars – Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton – in an uproarious office farce. At Consolidated, the office manager (Tomlin), the vice president’s secretary (Parton) and the newest employee (Fonda) plot revenge against their sexist, egotistical and hypocritical boss Franklin Hart Jr. (Dabney Coleman). The scheme spins wildly out of control, forcing them to keep Hart tied up as they take over the company and run it their own way. Full of witty one-liners, great ’80s outfits and an unforgettable soundtrack (including Parton’s Oscar-nominated title song), this delightful, insightful comedy is so much fun “it’ll drive you crazy if you let it.” Rated PG.
W***house, 1982, Universal, 114 min. Dir. Colin Higgins. Among the most successful live-action musicals of the 1980s, this delightful adaptation of the Broadway smash pairs Dolly Parton as the local madam of Gilbert, Texas, and Burt Reynolds as the town sheriff, whose harmonious relationship is threatened by the arrival of scandal-mongering TV reporter Dom DeLuise. As the indecisive governor who holds the fate of the Chicken Ranch brothel in his hands, Charles Durning earned a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination. Introduction by author Randy L. Schmidt, who will sign his book Dolly on Dolly: Interviews and Encounters With Dolly Parton, in the lobby at 6:30 PM. Rated R.