FYI: Something for everyone

Joanne Bernardi jobi
Sun Jan 30 19:40:22 EST 2000

FYI for anyone in or near NYC: Pokemon and Kenji Mizoguchi sponsored by
the Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture, Columbia University--
Joanne Bernardi
U of Rochester

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Subject: Donald Keene Center February Events


The Donald Keene Center is pleased to announce our Calendar
of Events for Spring 2000!  Listed below are several
highlights for the month of February - for a full listing of
February and other Spring programs, please visit our website
at: and click on "Calendar".

POKEMANIA - A Special Program with the Creators of Pokemon -
A panel discussion and multimedia demonstration on the
development and international marketing of the electronic
games, trading cards, films, toys, videos, and myriad
tie-ins that have attracted children all over the world

Guest speakers include:
MASAKAZU KUBO, Executive Producer of Shogakkan Publishing
Co., and coordinator of international marketing of Pokemon
TSUNEKAZU ISHIHARA, President of Creatures, Inc., Founder of
the Pokemon Center, and developer of Pokemon-related toys
and products

Roger F. Murray Amphitheatre, 301 Uris Hall, Graduate School
of Business, Columbia Univ.

The panel discussion will be in Japanese (with English

Co-sponsored by the Center on Japanese Economy & Business,
and the East Asian Institute; made possible by the
cooperation and support of the Consulate-General of Japan in
New York

For information about this event, please contact the Donald
Keene Center at (212) 854-5036, or check our website at:


The films of Kenji Mizoguchi, along with those of Kurosawa
and Ozu, are perhaps the most celebrated works of Japanese
cinema throughout the world.  In the years since his death
in 1956, his reputation as one of the the master directors
of  world cinema has continued to grow.  Few critics today
would neglect to include at least one Mizoguchi film on
their short lists of "best films of all time," and audiences
the world over return again and again to his films,
discovering something new in them with each re-viewing.

February 14:
    6:00 pm - Panel Discussion - A panel discussion about
the life and work of Kenji Mizoguchi with film historians
Prof. Joanne Bernardi (Univ. of Rochester) and Prof. Paul
Anderer (Columbia Univ.) and distinguished critic Andrew
    8:00 pm - Film - Sansho the Bailiff [1954]

February 21:
    6:00 pm - Film - Ugetsu [1953]
    8:00 pm - Film - A Geisha [1953]

February 28:
    6:00 pm - Film - Utamaro & His Five Women [1946]
    8:00 pm - Film - My Love Has Been Burning [1949]

March 6:
    8:00 pm - Film - The Life of Oharu [1952]

Location:  Miller Theatre, Columbia University (116th Street
& Broadway)

Tickets:  $8.00 ($5.00 for students with ID and senior
citizens) can be purchased at the Miller Theatre Box Office
in the theatre lobby. A subscription to the entire series is
available for $25.00.  Tickets may also be purchased in
advance either in person at the  window with cash, check or
credit card, or over the telephone using a credit card.
There is a handling charge of $2 for a credit card
purchase.  For more information, please contact Miller
Theatre Box Office, 2960 Broadway, Columbia
University, New York, NY 10027 (TEL: 212-854-7799).

For information about this event, please contact the Donald
Keene Center at (212) 854-5036 or check our website at:

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