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