Linda Ehrlich presents in NYC at conference on Spanish cinema

Linda Ehrlich, associate professor of Japanese, presented at the (S)Movies: Contemporary Spanish Cinema conference in New York City Dec. 12-17. Ehrlich gave an introductory talk about Catalan director Isaki Lacuesta and led a post-film-viewing question-and-answer session with the director.

Lacuesta’s recent film, Los pasos dobles (Double Steps), won the top prize at the 2011 San Sebastián Film Festival, and Ehrlich has written about his earlier feature-length film La leyenda del tiempo and his short films.

The conference was sponsored by the Consulate General of Spain (NYC), the University of Valencia (Spain), the Institut Ramon Llull, the Instituto Cervantes (NYC), several film studies programs in Spain, and the journal Cahiers du cinema España.