Pop Culture, Film

Office Space

When: Fri., June 30, 11:55 p.m. and Sat., July 1, 11:55 p.m. 2017

Mike Judge struck a nerve with his second film, Office Space. The 1999 film captures the mind-numbing insanity of the middle management chain of command, the button-down thinking of corporate problem solvers and the annoying habits of testy office equipment. Pete Gibbons is an office drone who's being killed by his job. He goes to a hypnotherapist to assuage some of his stress, but the doctor dies halfway through the session, leaving him in a state of permanent relaxation. His new casual attitude allows him to blow off work so well that he's bumped up to management. When he learns his friends are marked for downsizing, he hatches a scheme to get rich before cashing out. Who weeps for the office drones? Office Space weeps for thee. The cult classic screens at 11:55 p.m. Friday and Saturday (June 30 and July 1) at the Landmark Tivoli Theatre (6350 Delmar Boulevard, University City; www.landmarktheatres.com) as part of the Reel Late movie series. Tickets are $8.

Paul Friswold

Price: $8