Wednesday, October 13, 2010 / 8:00 PM
Regular: $8 purchase tickets +
UCSD Student: $4
UCSD Alumni: 15% OffPurchase by clicking on the link below or by calling 858.534.TIXS (M-F, 10am-4pm).
Celebrate Halloween early by rediscovering the Japanese horror flick House, directed by
Nobuhiko Obayashi–brought directly to you on a newly-restored 35mm print!
How to describe House? As a psychedelic ghost tale? A stream-of-consciousness bedtime story? An episode of Scooby Doo as directed by Dario Argento? Any of the above will do for this hallucinatory head trip about a schoolgirl who travels with six classmates to her ailing aunt’s creaky country home, only to come face to face with evil spirits, bloodthirsty pianos, and a demonic housecat. Too absurd to be genuinely terrifying, yet too nightmarish to be merely comic, House seems like it was beamed to Earth from another planet. Or perhaps the mind of a child: the director fashioned the script after the eccentric musings of his eleven-year-old daughter, then employed all the tricks in his analog arsenal (mattes, animation, and collage) to make them a visually astonishing, raucous reality. Never before released in the United States, and a bona fide cult classic in the making, House is one of the most exciting genre discoveries in years. [Nobuhiko Obayashi, 1977, Japan, 87 min]
Pre-Screening Live Performance [7:30-8pm]
Come early! At 7:30pm So Say We All will give you "the chills!" SSWA is a spoken word variety show that allows artists from various mediums to present works united by monthly themes. See, feel, and hear their haunted "house" stories. Stay tuned for additional appearances at ArtPower! Film and The Loft!
Each Reel Gems and Fresh Air Films feature will be preceded by vintage shorts that showcase a diverse cross-section of our forgotten film history, including advertisements, cartoons, instructional videos, and other lost treasures, curated by our very own local cinephile, Kelle Anzalone.
Virginia Slims Commercial [1986, Japan, 1 min.]
The Monolith Monsters [A Universal Picture, 1957, USA, 2 min.]
Red Riding Hood [Van Beuren Studios, 1931, USA, 7 min.]