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Working Girl

February 2, 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM


Co-presented by UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hugh M. Hefner Classic American Film Program in association with Women in Film Los Angeles and Veggie Cloud: “Working Girls: America’s Career Women on Screen”

Working Girl (1988)
Directed by Mike Nichols

The tenacity of women in the workplace is portrayed in great detail (and with brilliantly evolving wardrobe and hairstyle cues) in this multi-Oscar-nominated, critically-acclaimed dramatic thriller-lite. After Staten Island-based secretary Tess McGill (Melanie Griffith) publicly shames her uptown colleague (played by pre-scandal Kevin Spacey) for his bawdy behavior, she is reassigned to up-and-coming financial executive Katharine Parker (Sigourney Weaver), who immediately assumes credit for Tess’ unique investment ideas. But when Katharine finds herself laid up with a broken leg, Tess begins her drastic, strategic transformation. Working-class perms are traded for “serious hair” as a secretary climbs the executive ranks in this modern classic from ultimate actor’s director, Mike Nichols.

Production/Distribution Company: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp. Director: Mike Nichols. Screenwriter: Kevin Wade. Cinematographer: Michael Ballhaus. Editor: Sam O’Stenn. Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford, Alec Baldwin, Joan Cusack.

35mm, color, 113 min.

FREE admission for all UCLA students with valid I.D.


February 2, 2018
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States