The seasonal First Friday Films collaboration between the Farnsworth Art Museum and the Strand Theatre continues Aug. 4 with an 8 p.m. screening of “Miss Hokusai” (2015, Japan) at the Strand, 345 Main St.

As all of Edo flocks to see the work of the famous painter Hokusai, his daughter O-Ei toils diligently inside his studio, unknown to the public. Her masterful portraits and erotic sketches — sold under the name of her father — are coveted by upper-class elites and journeymen printmakers, alike. In public, she knows and respects "her place," but at home in the studio, O-Ei is as brash and uninhibited as her father.

The film’s lively Edo (present-day Tokyo) is filled with yokai spirits, dragons and conniving tradesmen, while O-Ei's relationships with her famously impetuous father and blind younger sister provide powerful emotional underpinning to a rollicking and sumptuously-animated feminist coming-of-age tale.

First Friday Films are presented on the first Friday of the month, May through October, coinciding with the city’s First Friday Art Walk. The films focus on artists and the visual arts, with a brief discussion following the screening. Tickets, available at the box office just prior to the show, are $12, $10 for Farnsworth Art Museum members.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or