Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements

Miss Hokusai

百日紅 / Sarusuberi: Miss Hokusai

2015, Keiichi Hara, Japan, 93 min.

Show Times

  • Fri, Dec 30th 2:00pm
  • Fri, Dec 30th 7:30pm
  • Mon, Jan 2nd 5:00pm
  • Tue, Jan 3rd 7:45pm
  • Wed, Jan 4th 6:00pm
  • Wed, Jan 4th 7:45pm
  • Thu, Jan 5th 6:00pm
  • Thu, Jan 5th 8:30pm
Back by popular demand!

“MISS HOKUSAI manages to be that rare animation whose attention to character psychology and real-world detail can actually rival that of live-action." — Peter Debruge, Variety

"Breathes real life into its characters through gentle, warm scenes of everyday life in a stunningly well realised 19th-century Tokyo...Visually, this may be a contender for most beautiful animated movie of the year." — Rob Daniel, Electric Shadows

The bustling, colorful setting of 1814 Edo (later Tokyo) is seen from the perspective of a famous artist's daughter in this animated gem from the revered anime studio Production I.G (GHOST IN THE SHELL, A LETTER TO MOMO). Based on the cult manga "Sarusuberi" by Hinako Sugiura, the film follows 23-year-old O-Ei as she lives and works alongside her father — the great artist Hokusai, best known for the iconic "Great Wave Off Kanagawa." Assisting her unkempt, neglectful parent and producing accomplished, unattributed works of her own, the prickly O-Ei struggles to mature as an artist and as a woman. The film’s episodic structure leaves room to immerse us in the sights and sounds of Edo's "floating world" of prostitutes, artists, and merchants. Highlights include the experience-hungry O-Ei's visit to a brothel; a boat trip under the city's main bridge; a house call to a woman tormented by evil spirits; and a piercingly beautiful scene in a snowy park with O-Ei and her blind kid sister. In Japanese with English subtitles at indicated times. In English at indicated times. DCP digital. (MR)

Fri., 12/30 at 7:30 pm — Mon., 1/2 at 5 pm — Tue., 1/3 at 7:45 pm — Wed., 1/4 at 6 pm — Thu., 1/5 at 8:30 pm

Fri., 12/30 at 2 pm — Wed., 1/4 at 7:45 pm — Thu., 1/5 at 6 pm

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