Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements

Miss Hokusai

百日紅 / Sarusuberi: Miss Hokusai

2015, Keichi Hara, Japan, 93 min.

Show Times

  • Fri, Oct 21st 6:00pm
  • Sat, Oct 22nd 2:45pm
  • Sun, Oct 23rd 5:00pm
  • Mon, Oct 24th 7:45pm
  • Tue, Oct 25th 6:00pm
  • Wed, Oct 26th 6:00pm
  • Thu, Oct 27th 8:15pm
  • Fri, Oct 28th 2:00pm
  • Fri, Oct 28th 6:00pm
  • Sat, Oct 29th 3:00pm
  • Sun, Oct 30th 2:00pm
  • Mon, Oct 31st 6:00pm
  • Tue, Nov 1st 8:15pm
  • Wed, Nov 2nd 6:00pm
  • Thu, Nov 3rd 8:15pm
Chicago premiere!

“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., 10/21 at 6 pm — Sun., 10/23 at 5 pm — Mon., 10/24 at 7:45 pm — Wed., 10/26 at 6 pm — Thu., 10/27 at 8:15 pm — Fri., 10/28 at 2 pm — Sat., 10/29 at 3 pm — Tue., 11/1 at 8:15 pm — Wed., 11/2 at 6 pm — Thu., 11/3 at 8:15 pm

Sat., 10/22 at 2:45 pm — Tue., 10/25 at 6 pm — Fri., 10/28 at 6 pm — Sun., 10/30 at 2 pm — Mon., 10/31 at 6 pm

OCTOBER 26: This screening is a Movie Club event facilitated by anime & video game critic Hiroko Yamamura, former Editor in Chief of and writer for Otaku USA Magazine.

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