INTERNATIONAL MIZOGUCHI SYMPOSIUM To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Mizoguchi Kenji, one of Japan's most famous international film directors and the creator of such masterpieces as _Ugetsu Monagatari_ and _Osaka Elegy_, Meiji Gakuin University will be holding a two day symposium on November 28-29, 1998, in Tokyo, Japan. The symposium is free and all are welcome to attend, although participants are advised to come early given the limited number of seats. It will be held in Room 3201 at the Shirokane Campus of Meiji Gakuin University (near Meguro Station). November 28 (Saturday), 1:00 to 6:30 pm The first day will feature a keynote lecture by Professor Dudley Andrew (University of Iowa) and papers by Chiba Nobuo, Komatsu Hiroshi (Saitama University), and Monma Takashi. At 4:50 there will be a screening of _The Downfall of Osen_ featuring a benshi performance by Sawato Midori. November 29 (Sunday), 1:00 to 6:00 pm The second day will feature a special lecture by the director Shindo Kaneto and papers by Yomota Inuhiko (Meiji Gakuin University), Kato Mikiro (Kyoto University), Aaron Gerow (Yokohama National University), and the director Naito Makoto. At 4:20, there will be a roundtable discussion featuring all the participants. All the papers and discussions will be in Japanese except for Prof. Andrew's keynote lecture, which will be given in English with Japanese translation. All the papers are scheduled to be published next year in Japanese by Shinyosha. Questions and inquires can be directed to the Department of the Arts, Meiji Gakuin University (81-3-5421-5502) or to Aaron Gerow ([log in to unmask]). Apologies for crossposting. ---- Screen-L is sponsored by the Telecommunication & Film Dept., the University of Alabama.