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Linda Ehrlich

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Dr. Ehrlich has introduced Spanish and Catalan films at the Guggenheim Museum (N.Y.), Museum of Fine Arts (Boston), University of Miami, the Cleveland Cinematheque, and the Cinematheque Ontario (Toronto).  She writes and lectures on art history as well.

She been an invited speaker at the symposium on Catalan Cinema held at the Stanford Humanities Center. In Spain she has spoken at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona), the University of Girona, and the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Madrid). 

Her book on a noted Spanish director--The Cinema of Víctor Erice: An Open Window--appeared in the Scarecrow Press Filmmakers series. Her taped commentary on The Spirit of the Beehive (El espíritu de la colmena, dir. Víctor Erice, 1973) appears on the Criterion DVD. In addition, she has edited the memoirs of sculptor/filmmaker Juan Luis Buñuel, eldest son of Spanish filmmaker Luis Buñuel. She is fascinated by cultural ties between Portugal and Japan (her other specialty).

Dr. Ehrlich has been a Visiting Faculty member of Duke University, Associate Professor Emerita at Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio), and Visiting Faculty on two Semester-at-Sea voyages. 

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