SabuIf you're looking for high speed, high style, hard luck, and the quirky lusts and lunacies of post-Bubble Japan, Sabu's your man. Japan Society will be hosting "RUN, SALARYMAN, RUN! A Retrospective of Sabu's Film Works" from January 26-February 5 in New York City. Born Hiroyuki Tanaka (1964), Sabu is the cult auteur of  "punk n' roll," alternative comedies, often imitated, never equaled, and far too rarely shown in the U.S. since his 1996 feature debut, Non-Stop a.k.a DANGAN Runner (included in our line-up). In a world of hazards and happenstance, Sabu zeroes in on blue and white collar everymen tossed into dangerously absurd situations from which they desperately try to run. As things speed along, Sabu brings a fresh and frantic twist to traditional film genres (the yakuza film, the thriller, etc.), giving their lean and clean-cropped premises the electroshock treatment and über edgy music scores. The Japanese filmmaker has drawn comparisons with Buster Keaton, Johnnie To and Doug Liman, but his satirical jamborees, more than just friendly black comedies, are truly unlike anything else on the silver screen: they are stamina tests, survival riffs, victory rolls. [caption id="attachment_48516" align="alignright" width="170" caption="Monday"]Monday[/caption] Screening Schedule MONDAY Wednesday, January 26, 7:30 PM Opening screening followed by an afterparty. Introduction and Q&A with director Sabu. POSTMAN BLUES ポストマン・ブルース (Posutoman Buruzu) Friday, January 28, 7:30 PM Introduction and Q&A with director Sabu. [caption id="attachment_48514" align="alignright" width="170" caption="Non-Stop"]Dangan[/caption] NON-STOP A.K.A. DANGAN RUNNER 弾丸ランナー (Dangan Ranna) Saturday, January 29, 7:30 PM Introduction and Q&A with director Sabu. DRIVE Wednesday, February 2, 7:30 PM THE BLESSING BELL 幸福の鐘 (Kofuku no Kane) Friday, February 4, 7:30 PM [caption id="attachment_48515" align="alignright" width="170" caption="The Blessing Bell"]Blessing Bell[/caption] TROUBLEMAN トラブルマン (Toraburuman) Saturday, February 5, 5 PM For more information and to buy tickets online, visit http://www.japansociety.org/run_salaryman_run