(book review) in FILM QUARTERLY of TANAKA KINUYO: NATION, STARDOM, AND FEMALE SUBJECTIVITY. Ed Irene González-López and Michael Smith (Edinburgh UP, 2018)
HALCYONE JOURNAL will publish 2 of my poems in the BEST 64 OF 2018 issue (forthcoming)
New essay about Japanese director KORE-EDA Hirokazu’s films, to appear in FRAMEWORK: THE JOURNAL OF CINEMA AND MEDIA (Spring 2019)
*Monday, March 25, at 6:45 pm, Cleveland Cinematheque (announcement) A Special Event!
Linda Ehrlich presents: SHOPLIFTERS (MANBIKI KAZOKUJapan, 2018, Hirokazu Kore-eda
CWRU professor emerita Linda Ehrlich is one of the foremost authorities on contemporary Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda. She has interviewed him twice, provided the full-length commentary for Milestone Film and Video’s 25th-anniversary Blu-ray/DVD release of his 1995 debut film Maborosi, and is finishing a book on the director. Tonight Linda returns to Cleveland to introduce and answer questions after a screening of Kore-eda’s latest (and perhaps most acclaimed) feature, winner of the top prize at last year’s Cannes Film Festival and a 2019 Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. Shoplifters is a touching, humanistic tale of a three-generation family of thieves—a crime movie full of charm, humor, suspense, and surprises. Subtitles. DCP. 121 min. Special event pricing $12; members, CIA/CSU/CWRU I.D. holders, and those age 25 & under $9. No passes, twofers, or radio winners. Screening co-sponsored by the Japanese section of in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, CWRU. Special thanks to Yuki Togawa.
Introduction of 2 classical Japanese films, Late Spring and Ugetsu at the Cinematheque Ontario/Toronto in July (2018).
Friday July 13, 6:30 pm Ugetsu
Saturday, July 14, 3:20 pm Late Spring
My poem “For Zarganar,” has won honorable mention in the NC Poetry Society “Poetry of Courage” contest judged by Heather Bowlan. Heather Bowlan is a writer and editor living in Philadelphia. Her poetry has been published in New Ohio Review, Interim, Nashville Review, and elsewhere. Heather has served on the editorial staff of BOAAT and Raleigh Review, is a recipient of an Academy of American Poets Award, and has received fellowships and grants from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Vermont Studio Center.
My poem “Third Ring,” has won 3rd Prize in the N.C. Poetry Society “Hayman/Love Poetry” contest judged by Erin Rose Coffin. Erin Rose Coffin holds a Masters of Fine Arts in poetry from North Carolina State University. Her work has appeared in Raleigh Review and Nuclear Impact: Broken Atoms in Our Hands, and she is an editorial assistant for So and So Magazine. She was a finalist in the North Carolina State Poetry Contest, judged by Yusef Komunyakaa. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband
“Reflecting Through Images: The Documentaries of Mercedes Álvarez,” in Ulfsdotter, Boel, ed. FEMALE AUTHORSHIP IN CONTEMPORARY DOCUMENTARY MEDIA (University of Gothenburg, Sweden). Edinburgh University Press, 2018, pp. 184-193.
INTRODUCTIONS OF JAPANESE FILMS: Cary Theatre (Cary, NC), Varsity Theatre (Raleigh, NC), UNC/Chapel Hill, North Carolina Museum of Art, RiverRun Film Festival (Winston-Salem), FilmFest919 (Chapel Hill, NC)
Pickford Film Center (Bellingham, Washington) and Western Washington University.
New essay in:
José Carlos Teixeira . On Exile (2018)
by Stolen Books (publishing label from Lisbon)
Supported by MAAT (Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia, Lisbon), UW-Madison.
with contributions by:
Steven Henry Madoff
Maria Inigo Clavo