Film Series | Doll Parts: Clown, Hausu

Thursday, Aug 18, 2016
7:00 p.m.
The Oculus Hall at The Broad
Tickets $12 (includes same-night access to the full museum)


Luther Price, Clown, 30 min., 1991
Nobuhiko Obayashi, Hausu (House), 88 min., 1977

Shot in varying domestic interiors that emulate Cindy Sherman’s playful studio environments, Luther Price’s Clown is a manic Super 8 reel showcasing his startling clown personas that range from the Gar Har to the F**k It Suck It clowns. First released in 1977 in an attempt to capitalize on the success of Jaws, Nobuhiko Obayashi’s Hausu couldn’t be further from its progenitor. Featuring a predominantly amateur cast, the acid-hued haunted house film is a Pop art explosion of innovative animation, absurdist paranormal trickery and one demonically possessed house cat. Rereleased to midnight audiences in the late 2000s, Hausu found its true calling, continuing in midnight theater runs to this day. Clown, restored by Anthology Film Archies with support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Doll Parts tickets include same-night access before the film program to the full museum, including the Cindy Sherman: Imitation of Life special exhibition.

About Doll Parts

The Un-Private Collection is an ongoing series of public programs The Broad began in September 2013. The series introduces audiences to the museum’s 2,000-work contemporary art collection by showcasing stories behind the collection, the collectors and the artists. Since launching the program, The Broad has brought together a variety of artists whose works are in the Broad collection in conversation with cultural leaders, including Mark Bradford with Katy Siegel, Shirin Neshat with Christy MacLear, Jeff Koons with John Waters, Takashi Murakami with Pico Iyer, Eric Fischl with Steve Martin, John Currin with James Cuno, Kara Walker with Ava DuVernay and architect Elizabeth Diller with Eli Broad, Joanne Heyler and Paul Goldberger. Talks have been held at venues throughout Los Angeles, making the programming available to audiences across the city. Conversations are live-streamed and full videos of past talks are available online. The Un-Private Collection series is part of the Broad collection’s 30-year mission to make contemporary art accessible to the widest possible audience.

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