Friday, October 13: Amherst College. “The Structure of Culture: The Japanese Example,” a lecture by Donald Richie for the Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Amherst College Library. The lecture and the following reception are free and open to the public. Mr. Richie is Amherst College's 2006-07 Robert Frost Library Fellow. Pruyne Lecture Hall, 115 Fayerweather. 4 p.m. Event details
Monday, October 16: Harvard University. Two events:
"Japan the Incongruous and Myself," a lecture by Donald Richie, presented by the Japan Society of Boston, Proogram on U.S.-Japan Relations and Reischauer Institute. Tsai auditorium (S010), CGIS South Bldg., 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge. 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Event details.
Tuesday, October 17: Yale University. Donald Richie and Professor Dudley Andrew present Japanese Film Aesthetics Across Film History: Shifting Paradigms of Japaneseness from the 30s to the Present, a workshop for undergraduate and graduate students. Henry R. Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Ave, Room 202. 5 p.m.
Wednesday, October 18: Yale University. "Japan the Incongruous and Myself," a lecture by Donald Richie at 4 p.m., followed by a screening of Mr. Richie's experimental films at 8 p.m. Linsly-Chittenden Hall, Room 101, 63 High Street. Event details.
Thursday, October 19: Yale University. Two events:
3:30 p.m. Experimental film workshop. Henry R. Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Ave, Room 103.
8 p.m. A special 35mm screening of Akira Kurosawa's Stray Dog (1949) introduced by Donald Richie. Screening followed by panel discussion with Donald Richie and faculty from EALL, Film Studies, and History. Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium, 53 Wall Street. Details.
Saturday, October 21: Museum of the Moving Image, New York City. The Japanese Film: A Tribute to Donald Richie runs October 20 - 29. Mr. Richie will be present on October 21 to introduce "Rashomon" at 5 p.m. and to introduce a showing of four of his own experimental films - "Life," "Atami Blues," "Dead Youth," and "Five Filosophical Fables" - at 2 p.m. Full details.
Sunday, October 22: Kinokuniya Bookstore, NYC. Book signing. 3 p.m. (Rockefeller Center) 10 W. 49th St., New York, NY 10020.
Monday, October 23: New York Film Festival's '50 Years of Janus Films' Series. Donald Richie introduces "Fires on the Plain," 6:15 p.m., Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th Street between Broadway & Amsterdam Avenues on the plaza level. The festival. The Series. This particular film.
Thursday, October 26: New York Film Festival's '50 Years of Janus Films' Series. Donald Richie introduces "High and Low," 1:00 p.m., Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th Street between Broadway & Amsterdam Avenues on the plaza level.. The festival. The Series. This particular film.
Updates will be made within this post. Nonetheless, please check with venues themselves for the most current info!