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.