Jezreel Leung presents LaaF5... Make 'Em Laugh: Why Depression-era Films Aren't Depressing

 
 
 
 
 

Jezreel Leung presents LaaF5...

Make 'Em Laugh:

Why Depression-era Films Aren't Depressing

Sunday, September 28, 2008

 

ABSTRACT: (EDITS COMING)...with a screening of Sullivan's Travels, an acute satire released a couple years after the end of the Depression, which serves as both a social commentary on moviemaking of the era, and an example of screwball comedy itself.


SPEAKER BIO: Jezreel Leung is currently an itinerant writer (will-write-for-food), infamous Trivial Pursuit player, and the closest thing to a real life music/film critic that LaaF has ever been graced by. His thought-provoking commentaries and cutting edge reviews (replete with statements like jingoistic comfort) are the basis of LaaF's reputation as an intellectual powerhouse. He also has a pretty good butt, strong forearms, and a sense of style that can only be compared to a young Mormon deacon or a mobster.


Film: Sullivan's Travels (1941)

Food: Depression Era Chicken and Biscuits

When: Sunday, September 28, 2008

Where: Ji & Jinna's apt

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