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Over-Under, Sideways-Down

Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:00 PM
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