Audience Selection: The Average Joe
12 February 2014
We are looking for your help in selecting the best films which feature working life. Looking at three themes, Life and the Top, Life on the Breadline and Life of an Average Joe, we have selected a shortlist of some of our favourite films from throughout the years.
The winning film from each category will be screened as part of the Time & Motion public programme. To vote for your favourite Average Joe movie, either comment below or get in touch via our Facebook and Twitter. We've also got voting forms on the info desk on the ground floor of FACT.
Life of an Average Joe Shortlist
Mike Judge’s comedy about the struggles of Peter Gibbons, his incompetent boss, soulless workplace and constant threat of redundancy.
The unique and critically acclaimed story of a day in the life of a local convenience store employee Dante Hicks and his bizarre customers and colleagues.
Nine to Five
Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton attempt to turn the tables on their sexist egotistical, lying, hypocritical boss.
Brad Pitt and Edward Norton attempt to overthrow capitalism and reject society.
A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for affairs, but complications and a romance of his own ensue.
The employees of an independent record store fight to stop a corporation taking over the shop.
The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit
An ex-soldier struggles with ethics as he attempts to earn enough money to support his wife and kids
Duncan Jones’ Sci Fi fable see’s Sam Rockwell alone on a moon mining base with just his computer GERTY for company.
Plame D’or winning The Class see’s teacher François Bégaudeau play a version of himself as he attempts to control an unruly class of students in a tough Parisian neighbourhood
Made in Dagenham
Based on a true story, female workers at a car plant in Dagenham walk out in protest over sexual harassment