By Dave Campbell | October 23, 2009
Left Field is the story of a unique community of misfits, artists, musicians, geeks, and party animals whose lives coalesce around the grade school game of kickball. The film centers primarily around the stories of Sarah Hart and KC Haywood, two modern American nomads that stumble upon a wild, fledgling community of anarchistic kickballers upon arriving in Chicago. They quickly find themselves immersed in a vibrant culture of creativity, love, play, and excess that embraces them as family.
As Sarah and KC get more deeply involved with this community, the film delves deeper into the lives of the characters, probing existential themes through the freewheeling and seemingly carefree subjects. Meanwhile, the kickball league grows larger and structure, rules and competition creep into this anarchist’s Garden of Eden, threatening to destroy its innocence and purity. As the community deals with these new challenges, disaster strikes unexpectedly when a strange accident hospitalizes KC. The community rallies to support Sarah and each other during this difficult time. It becomes clear that love, friendship, and the zest for life triumph over tragedy.
6:00 PM Fri, Oct 23 – Alamo Drafthouse Ritz
5:00 PM Sun, Oct 25 – The Independent at 501
Go check it out and stay tuned for a review!