Godzilla 101 at The Hungry Brain

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Film & Other Media

Mar 201213

Hungry Brain
2319 W Belmont
Chicago, Illinois
United States

Homeroom and the Japanese American Service Committee present
Godzilla 101: Birth of an Atomic Monster
Godzilla returns! On Tuesday, March 13, 9:00 p.m. at the Hungry Brain (2319 W. Belmont) Homeroom and the Japanese American Service Committee (JASC) present a one-night apocalypse of sight, sound, and fury. Join Homeroom hosts and Dr. Larry Mayo, professor of anthropology at DePaulUniversity, for a look at the radioactive origins of the world's most caustic monster risen from the ashes of the U.S.devastation of Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and Bikini Atoll. Godzilla was at once comfort to a nation in mourning as well as confrontation with the dawning of the Atomic Age. Mayo will trace out the direct influence of the U.S. occupation of Japan, the H-bomb, and modernity as "foreign pathology" on the genesis of Godzilla, as well as the continuing mutation of our hero/horror in popular global culture. Is Godzilla friend or foe? Is he to be understood-OR DESTROYED!?
The night features special guests, slide-shows and screenings (including excerpts from Kim Jong-il's "Godzilla" movie), plus monstrous J-Rock curated by Laurel Fujisawa.
Godzilla 101: Birth of an Atomic Monster
Tuesday, March 13, 9:00 p.m.
The Hungry Brain
2319 W Belmont
Suggest Donation: $5 
Presented in partnership with Homeroom and the Japanese American Service Committee
101 is an informal lecture and discussion series in which enthusiasts explore sub-culture and pop in front of a drinking crowd. It takes place on occasional Tuesdays at the Hungry Brain in Roscoe Village.
 Presenter: Larry Mayo
 Host: Fred Sasaki


intrepidmouse . Last modified Feb 24, 2012 1:00 p.m.

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