On Wednesday, Sept. 9, the Japan Foundation Los Angeles’s JAPANEMA series brings Japan’ Nobuhiko Obayashi and his famous film “House” (1977) to JFLA Auditorium, 5700 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036.
The screening will start at 7:00PM.
Free to attend. Reservation is not required. Street Parking is available. http://www.jflalc.org/about-us.html#parking
September 9, 2015, 7:00PM
“House” (88min, 1977)
Directed by Nobuhiko Obayashi
In Japanese with English subtitles
Director Obayashi in person for Q&A
Nobuhiko Obayashi: A native of Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture, Obayashi began making movies after he came upon a film projector in a closet in his house one day when he was three years old at the height of the Pacific War.
He is known for his groundbreaking experimental works and memorable commercials as well as his features, including the hit horror thriller “House” and the crime mystery “The Reason,” which was an o‑fficial selection at the 2005 Berlin International Film Festival.
Obayashi is also acclaimed for his coming-of-age films such as “I Are You, You Am Me,” part of his “Onomichi Trilogy” shot in his hometown.
“Casting Blossoms to the Sky” (2012) addresses the devastating earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011. His latest release “Seven Weeks” spans huge swaths of time and space, all the while haunted by the specter of WWII.