The Breakfast Club, at IRC Vladivostok

On April 29, Information Resource Center Vladivostok held a screening of the movie “The Breakfast Club” that encapsulates adolescence in the ’80s in the most iconic detention session of all time. Five high school students, all different stereotypes (a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess or a criminal), meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought. The screening was followed by a discussion led by Public Affairs Officer Erik Pugner during which participants discussed the term “Brat Pack,” whether Russian teenagers face the same growing pains as American high schoolers, whether there are cliques in Russian schools, the constant struggle of teenagers to be understood, peer pressure, etc. This event was part of the monthly movie series held at IRC Vladivostok on the first Friday of each month.