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DC LaborFest: Eight Men Out (1988)
Introduced by director John Sayles!
A dramatization of the Black Sox scandal when the underpaid Chicago White Sox accepted bribes to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series.
Director: John Sayles
Stars: John Cusack, Charlie Sheen, David Strathairn, and John Sayles (as Ring Lardner) and Studs Terkel.
Trailer: https://youtu.be/JSHQw85pvek
"Much more than a film about baseball. It's an amazingly full and heartbreaking vision of the dreams, aspirations and disillusionments of a nation, as filtered through its national pastime. ..resembles the film maker's earlier and more mournfully beautiful ''Matewan,'' not only in using many of the same actors, but also in bringing such far-reaching sympathy to its story."
Janet Maslin, The New York Times

May 26, 2020 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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