Philotheos Leung presents LaaF9...
Thought for Food: The Highly Condensed History and Evolution of the Zombie
Sunday, January 25, 2009
ABSTRACT: Zombies... they have puke colored skin, they're smelly and all they want to do is eat your brains. But don't judge a book by its cover. Yeah, they've been controlled by voodoo priests, transformed by radioactive toxic waste, infected with uncurable viruses and that's just the half of it. But under their bloody, decomposing skin lies a deeper meaning. One that speaks of the human condition in all its fears and frailties. Zombies require more brains than we all might think and I don't just mean another meal. They represent society's struggles with consumerism, greed, racism, mob mentality, and self-preservation. You may or may not see any of these themes addressed in the film, Shaun of the Dead, which is a brilliantly tongue-in-cheek referential and perhaps reverential send-up of the zombie genre. You just have to hoist yourself aboard. Pervasive gore, violence and language will be provided!.
SPEAKER BIO: Philotheos Leung lives the sort of life that others would envy if only they could understand half the things he does, and then why he does them. He's usually busy making sandwiches with the ghost of Charles Bronson, finding Icelandic bands that just formed last week, or watching cheap double features with robo-vampire frogs and time-traveling kung fu trolls. In his spare time, he crafts pun-filled movie taglines, poses theoretical awkward situations, and charts hierarchies of '80s action stars (the direct product of his sociology education). Somehow all these things make him very attractive to the opposite sex, or maybe it's just his really cool hair, which he untags from all Facebook photos like a thief in the night. Some of his favorite things in the world may or may not be Shark Repellent Bat Spray, Chuck Norris Action Jeans, Cocteau Twins, free food, and anarchist comics.
Film: Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Food: Guest Chefs Matt Nakamura & Lisa Liu!
serving up human-loaf with tomato sauce!
When: Sunday, January 25, 2009
Where: Ji & Jinna's apt