Dr. Julie Park presents LaaF14...
1990s Cinema and Culture:
An Emergent Typology and Analysis
Sunday, June 21, 2009
ABSTRACT: Continuing in my analysis of the decades, June LaaF will feature my attempt to classify and analyze aspects of 90s culture and cinema. While previous decades have earned a concrete identity in our collective nostalgia (80s=bad big hair and neon, 70s=men wearing big flared pants, 60s=hippies, etc.), the 90s decade has generally evaded such categorization just because we are still not so far removed from its presence. However, as we are half-way into the last year of the first decade of the 21st century, I say that it's high time that we dedicate our LaaF-ian resources to understanding this decade, which after all makes up the largest chunk of our life span for most of us. In screening Reality Bites (1994), I hope to offer a few thoughts on how the film typifies aspects of 90s culture, as well as how its themes (primarily, not knowing what the heck you want to do for your life) represent shifts in our understanding of young adult development.
SPEAKER BIO: Her fresh-out-of-the-oven PhD is just one of Dr. Julie Park's many honors and accolades. Her award-winning research in higher education and multi-ethnic communities has resulted in a highly prestigious job offer to become the youngest and probably most beloved assistant professor at Miami University. In addition to being a top-3 bridesmaid and NYTimes reader-extraordinaire, she has recently been named "PANK (professional aunt, no kids) of the Year" by Sam-well the super-cute baby.
Film: Reality Bites (1994)
Food: Loriel's home-cookin'
When: Sunday, June 21, 2009,
Where: Loriel's Apartment!!!