Nobuhiko Obayashi’s Hausu (House) is a favorite here at Flixist. (Alec did a great Cult Club piece on it a few years back.) It’s a bit like the fever dream of an imaginative child who’s really into Scooby-Doo and Mario Bava.
If you love House and live in New York City, you’ll need to check out Japan Society’s upcoming Obayashi retrospective, which runs November 20th to December 6th. Curated by Aaron Gerow, Obayashi will be there for the kick-off, including a special moderated conversation on Saturday, November 21st.
Hausu opens the retrospective on Friday, November 20th. Obayashi will provide an introduction for the evening, and the film will be followed by a Hausu party. (A pajama jammy jam with a 77-year-old cult filmmaker!) The retrospective will be capped with Seven Weeks, Obayashi’s most recent film, which played at Japan Cuts earlier this year.
For tickets and more information about the Obayashi retrospective, visit japansociety.org.