Miss Hokusai

  • Friday August 04, 2017 8:00 PM

Miss Hokusai (2015)

The work of nineteenth-century Japanese printmaker Katsushika Hokusai is world famous for its images of Japanese landscapes, everyday city life in Edo (Tokyo), and most famously, the print The Great Wave off Kanagawa. But lesser known was his daughter, Katsushika Ōi, a skilled printmaker in her own right, who contributed to many of her father's masterpieces. Based on a 1980s manga series by Hinako Sugiura, the anime (adapted by Keiichi Hara) relates the story of Ōi's struggles both to help her father with his work and to establish herself as an independent artist.

PG-13 for mature themes including sexual situations and images, Japanese with English subtitles



Join us at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth as we celebrate the art of ,Japanese animation.

Screenings will be held in the museum’s auditorium. Tickets are $9, $8 for Modern members, $6 for Modern Reel People members, and $5 for children under 12. Tickets are available beginning at 10 am, Wednesday, July 5, at www.themodern.org/films. Online ticket purchases are available until 2 hours prior to each screening, then tickets will be available at the Museum's information desk.

The Modern is deeply grateful to Dr. Marc Hairston for his counsel in the selection of the films for this series. Dr. Hairston will introduce and discuss the films at every screening.

Dr. Marc Hairston is a scientist who researches space weather using the Coupled Ion Neutral Dynamic Investigation (CINDI), a satellite that studies how neutral gas motions and charge particle motions are related. Dr. Hairston is also interested in the scholarly study of anime and manga and is on the board of editors of Mechademia, the first English-language academic journal addressing these topics. Along with Dr. Pamela Gossin, Dr. Hairston teaches a lecture course at the University of Texas at Dallas titled “Fantasy and Science Fiction: The Anime Fantasy of Hayao Miyazaki.”