Office Space

Friday, September 6 - Saturday, September 7, 2019

*Please note the late-night screenings on Fri Sep 6 & Sat Sep 7 begin at 12:05am, not 11:59pm!*

Staff Pick! Chosen by Ray.

Mike Judge, the creator of Beavis & Butt-head and co-creator of King of the Hill, has a cool day job. But it wasn’t always thus. From his memories of Dilbert-like employment in anonymous corporate America, Judge has written and directed OFFICE SPACE, a devious comedy about life in the cubicle.

Peter Gibbons (Ron Livingston) is a cog in the wheel of Initech, where various nerds and nebbishes punch the clock while their lives just tick away. It’s a place where copiers shred your work in a never-ending state of “paper jam,” where there isn’t even a stapler you can call your own, and where the only thing to look forward to is Hawaiian-shirt Friday.

“Staffers are downsized, humiliated, forced to account for their value to the company and, when all else fails, sent to the Gulag of the basement. One long-timer refuses to get the hint even though his paychecks have been cut off. Each day of officious bosses and meaningless paperwork is worse than the day before  leading Peter to conclude that each new day is the worst yet of his young life.

“With a judiciously executed hip-hop soundtrack and the same anti-conformist spirit that informs Judge’s TV cartoons, OFFICE SPACE can expect to attract people who aren’t even old enough to be stuck in dead-end jobs.” – New York Daily News (1999)

Screening as part of our Summer 2019 series, “Waverly Midnights: Staff Picks.”

  • Country USA
  • Year 1999
  • Running Time 89 minutes
  • Distributor Fox
  • Director Mike Judge
  • Writer Mike Judge
  • Editor David Rennie
  • Cinematographer Tim Suhrstedt
  • Cast Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston, David Herman, Ajay Naidu, Diedrich Bader, Gary Cole, Stephen Root
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil

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