Upcoming Events


Keynote speaker and film curator, Phoenix Fire symposium and film series, San Antonio, Texas (March 15-16).  An intercultural work for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics



New essay will appear in: Trasvases entre literatura y cine. Universidad de Málaga, España. Nº 1 (summer 2019)



(book review) in FILM QUARTERLY of TANAKA KINUYO: NATION, STARDOM, AND FEMALE SUBJECTIVITY. Ed Irene González-López and Michael Smith (Edinburgh UP, 2018)

Past Events:

Introductions of 4 films by Japanese director Kore-eda Hirokazu, Webster University, St. Louis, Mo.     September 19-22






*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


ENO MAGAZINE (Duke University Environmental Education poetry/art journal):


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 ReviewInterimNashville 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.

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:
Linda Ehrlich
Ana Anacleto
João Pinharanda
Steven Henry Madoff
Jeremy Bendik-Keymer
Maria Inigo Clavo

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