Miss Hokusai
A film by Keiichi Hara
Japan, 90 min

From award-winning director Keiichi Hara (Colorful) and Japanese powerhouse Production I.G (creators of Ghost in the Shell) comes a remarkable story of the daughter behind one of history’s most famous artists.

As all of Edo flocks to see the work of the revered painter Hokusai, his daughter O-Ei toils diligently inside his studio. Her masterful portraits, dragons and erotic sketches – sold under the name of her father – are coveted by upper crust Lords and journeyman print makers alike. Shy and reserved in public, in the studio O-Ei is as brash and uninhibited as her father, smoking a pipe while sketching drawings that would make contemporary Japanese ladies blush. But despite this fiercely independent spirit, O-Ei struggles under the domineering influence of her father and is ridiculed for lacking the life experience that she is attempting to portray in her art. Miss Hokusai‘s bustling Edo (present day Tokyo) is filled with yokai spirits, dragons, and conniving tradesmen, while O-Ei’s relationships with her demanding father and blind younger sister provide a powerful emotional underpinning to this sumptuously-animated coming-of-age tale.

Coming to theaters in October 2016. See a list of currently confirmed theaters below, with more added every week!

(NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, listings are a one week run. The film will be shown in Japanese with English subtitles as well as an English dub, check local listings for details.)

CityTheaterStart Date
New York, NYAngelika Film CenterOctober 14, 2016
Brooklyn, NYBAM Rose CinemasOctober 21, 2016
Santa Monica, CALaemmle Monica Film CenterOctober 21, 2016
North Hollywood, CALaemmle NoHoOctober 21, 2016
Pasadena, CALaemmle PlayhouseOctober 21, 2016
Claremont, CALaemmle Claremont 5October 21, 2016
Berkeley, CALandmark Shattuck CinemasOctober 21, 2016
San Rafael, CACinemark Regency 6October 21, 2016
Walnut Creek, CACinemark Century Walnut CreekOctober 21, 2016
Irvine, CARegal University Town CenterOctober 21, 2016
Long Beach, CARegal UA Marketplace 6October 21, 2016
Huntington Beach, CACinemark Bella TerraOctober 21, 2016
Torrance, CAAMC Rolling Hills 20October 21, 2016
Boston, MALandmark Kendall Square CinemaOctober 21, 2016
Providence, RICable Car CinemaOctober 21, 2016
Stamford, CTBow Tie MajesticOctober 21, 2016
Ithaca, NYCinemaopolisOctober 21, 2016
Pleasantville, NYJacob Burns Film CenterOctober 21, 2016
Roslyn Heights, NYBow Tie RoslynOctober 21, 2016
New City, NYBow Tie New CityOctober 21, 2016
White Plains, NYBow Tie Cinema 100October 21, 2016
Montclair, NJBow Tie Clairidge TheaterOctober 21, 2016
Pittsburgh, PARow House CinemaOctober 21, 2016
Chicago, ILGene Siskel Film CenterOctober 21, 2016
Barrington, ILAMC South BarringtonOctober 21, 2016
Evanston, ILCineArts EvanstonOctober 21, 2016
Columbus, OHGateway Film CenterOctober 21, 2016
Columbus, OHAMC Easton Town TheaterOctober 21, 2016
Akron, OHNightlight CinemaOctober 21, 2016
Cincinnati, OHEsquire TheatreOctober 21, 2016
South Bend, INAMC Showspace South Bend 16October 21, 2016
Detroit, MIAMC ForumOctober 21, 2016
Livonia, MIAMC LivoniaOctober 21, 2016
Madison, WISundance Cinemas 608October 21, 2016
Milwaukee, WITimes TheatreOctober 21, 2016
Brookfield, WIAMC MayfairOctober 21, 2016
Iowa City, IAFilmSceneOctober 21, 2016
Lincoln, NEMary Riperma Ross Media CenterOctober 21, 2016
Baltimore, MDCharles TheaterOctober 21, 2016
Annapolis, MDBow Tie HarborOctober 21, 2016
Richmond, VABow Tie CriterionOctober 21, 2016
Virginia Beach, VAMary Riepma Ross Media Arts CenterOctober 21, 2016
Atlanta, GALandmark Midtown ArtOctober 21, 2016
Athens, GACine AthensOctober 21, 2016
Savannah, GARegal SavannahOctober 21, 2016
Charlotte, NCRegal Park TerraceOctober 21, 2016
Durham, NCAMC SouthpointOctober 21, 2016
Durham, NCCarolina TheatreOctober 21, 2016
Greensboro, NCRed CinemaOctober 21, 2016
Orlando, FLRegal Oviedo MallOctober 21, 2016
Orlando, FLAMC Universal CineplexOctober 21, 2016
Orlando, FLAMC Disney SpringsOctober 21, 2016
Gainesville, FLHippodrome TheaterOctober 21, 2016
Miami, FLAMC Sunset PlaceOctober 21, 2016
Miami, FLO Cinema WynwoodOctober 21, 2016
Tampa, FLAMC Regency BrandonOctober 21, 2016
Boca Raton, FLLiving RoomOctober 21, 2016
Knoxville, TNRegal Downtown WestOctober 21, 2016
Memphis, TNMalco Wolfchase GalleriaOctober 21, 2016
Louisville, KYVillage 8 TheatresOctober 21, 2016
Lexington, KYKentucky TheatreOctober 21, 2016
Dallas, TXAngelika Film Center - DallasOctober 21, 2016
Plano, TXAngelika Film Center - PlanoOctober 21, 2016
Austin, TXRegal Arbor HillsOctober 21, 2016
Houston, TXAMC Gulf Pointe 30October 21, 2016
Katy, TXAlamo Drafthouse Mason ParkOctober 21, 2016
El Paso, TXAlamo Drafthouse MontecilloOctober 21, 2016
Lubbock, TXAlamo Drafthouse LubbockOctober 21, 2016
San Antonio, TXSantikos Bijou at the CrossroadsOctober 21, 2016
Oklahoma City, OKOklahoma City Museum of ArtOctober 21, 2016
Oklahoma City, OKAMC Quail Springs Mall 24October 21, 2016
Tulsa, OKAMC Southroads 20October 21, 2016
Phoenix, AZHarkins Valley ArtOctober 21, 2016
Albuquerque, NMRegal High RidgeOctober 21, 2016
Albuquerque, NMCinemark Downtown AlbuquerqueOctober 21, 2016
St Louis, MOLandmark TivoliOctober 21, 2016
Santa Fe, NMRegal De VargasOctober 21, 2016
Las Vegas, NVRegal Village SquareOctober 21, 2016
Las Vegas, NVAMC Town Square 18 & IMAXOctober 21, 2016
Boise, IDRegal Edwards Boise Stadium 21October 21, 2016
Portland, ORRegal Fox TowerOctober 21, 2016
Portland, ORCinemark Century Clackamas Town CenterOctober 21, 2016
Eugene, ORBroadway MetroOctober 21, 2016
Salem, ORRegal Santiam Stadium 11October 21, 2016
Spokane, WAAMC River Park Square 20 October 21, 2016
Honolulu, HIKahala 8 TheatresOctober 21, 2016
Toronto, ONTIFF Bell LightboxOctober 28, 2016
Quebec City, QCCinema Le ClapOctober 28, 2016
Vancouver, BCVancity TheaterOctober 28, 2016
Washington, DCLandmark E Street CinemaOctober 28, 2016
Burlington, VTThe RoxyOctober 28, 2016
Portland, MENickelodeon CinemasOctober 28, 2016

Lowell, MALuna TheaterOctober 28, 2016
Sag Harbor, NYSag Harbor CinemaOctober 28, 2016
Rochester, NYThe Little TheatreOctober 28, 2016
Piscataway Township, NJRutgers CinemaOctober 28, 2016
Asheville, NCGrail MoviehouseOctober 28, 2016
Jacksonville, FLSun-Ray CinemaOctober 28, 2016
Grand Rapids, MICelebration Cinema WoodlandOctober 28, 2016
Landsing, MICelebration! Cinema LansingOctober 28, 2016
Minneapolis, MNLandmark Lagoon CinemaOctober 28, 2016
Denver, COLandmark
Mayan Theatre
October 28, 2016
San Francisco, CALandmark Opera PlazaOctober 28, 2016
Santa Cruz, CALandmark Del Mar TheatreOctober 28, 2016
Los Angeles, CALaemmle Royal TheatreOctober 28, 2016
Palm Desert, CATristone Palm Desert 10October 28, 2016
Seattle, WASIFF Uptown TheaterOctober 28, 2016
Tukwila, WARegal Parkway Plaza Stadium 12October 28, 2016
Philadelphia, PALandmark Ritz at the BourseNovember 4, 2016
Albany, NYLandmark Spectrum 8November 4, 2016
Waterville, MERailroad Square CinemaNovember 4, 2016
Tucson, AZThe Loft CinemaNovember 4th, 2016
Vancouver, WAKiggins TheaterNovember 4, 2016
Salt Lake City, UTTower TheatreNovember 4, 2016
Oakland, CAThe New ParkwayNovember 4, 2016
Port Townsend, WARose TheatreNovember 4, 2016
Indianapolis, INLandmark Keystone Art CinemaNovember 11, 2016
Buffalo, NYNorth Park TheatreNovember 11, 2016
San Diego, CALandmark Ken CinemaNovember 11, 2016
Camas, WALiberty TheaterNovember 11, 2016
Kansas City, MOTivoli CinemasNovember 11, 2016
Edmonton, ABMetro CinemaNovember 18, 2016

CRITICS' PICK! EXTRAORDINARY! ENCHANTING! THOUGHT PROVOKING!
-New York Times


A SUMPTOUS, SENSUOUS ANIMATED WORK OF ART!
- Los Angeles Times


SHINES AS AN EXAMPLE OF ONE CREATIVE SOUL PAYING TRIBUTE TO ANOTHER!
A stellar example of the oft-cited principle that animation is an art form, not a genre.

- Variety


GORGEOUS! A SMALL POETIC WONDER!
That an anime film can explore such complex subjects so beautifully in what's nominally an artist's biopic is a blessing in itself.

- The Hollywood Reporter


MAGICAL AND MELANCHOLY, TENDER AND ROBUST!
Miss Hokusai is a gorgeous piece of animated storytelling that’s far and above what we normally get here in the States!

- Film Journal International


A MINOR MASTERPIECE!
Vision beyond vision is a recurring motif in Miss Hokusai, beautifully articulated through the workings of the film’s magical realist world.

- The Film Stage


A WORK OF BEAUTY AND INTELLECT!
Yokai spirits, Buddha and dragons hiding in wind-storms heighten the periphery of how an artist might see the world.

- Screen Anarchy


FASCINATING AND ENDLESSLY ENTERTAINING!
Miss Hokusai is a delight and certainly a strong late-year addition to 2016’s wide assembly of top notch animated fare.

- The Playlist


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