Over-Under, Sideways-Down

Film - Feature | June 27 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Over-Under, Sideways-Down explores the politics of everyday life in America through the experiences of a working-class couple, Roy and Jan Stannis, who live with their two children in a cramped tract home. An assembly line worker in a steel plant, Roy entertains the fantasy of moving from the local semi-pro baseball team, for which he plays third base, to the big leagues. “It’s just a matter of being in the right place at the right time,” he figures. However, when Roy loses both his job (by coming to the defense of a black coworker) and his one chance to impress an interested baseball scout, his life begins to unravel.

In person: Eugene Corr and Stephen Lighthill

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