Park City Film Launches Art on Screen Program // British Museum Presents: Hokusai

Park City Film is launching a new program called ‘Art on Screen’, kicking off this month with a screening of British Museum Presents: Hokusai. It’s a fascinating documentary that explores Hokusai's life and work, beyond his famous The Great Wave painting.

Kathleen Stone, Program and Marketing Coordinator for Park City Film explains “The Art on Screen program is a new series which presents the visual and performing arts in a film format. Selections range from award-winning plays from London’s West End as part of the National Theatre Live series, to Exhibition on Screen featuring an in-depth examination of the work of renowned artists such as Hokusai and Van Gogh. These high-definition exhibitions offer ‘the best seats in the house,’ complete with in-depth interviews and behind the scenes expert commentary.” This film is presented in partnership with the Park City Library.

The groundbreaking documentary gives the viewer a behind the scenes glimpse of the British Museum exhibition Hokusai: beyond the Great Wave. Filmed in Japan, the US and the UK, the film focuses on Hokusai’s work, life and times in the great, bustling metropolis of Edo, modern Tokyo.

The film examines Hokusai’s paintings and prints with innovative video technology and extraordinary close-ups, allowing experts at the forefront of digital art history to study his work from a new perspective.

Hokusai spent his life studying and celebrating our common humanity as well as deeply exploring the natural and spiritual worlds, using the famous volcano Mount Fuji as a protective presence and potential source of immortality. He knew much tragedy, was struck by lightning and lived for years in poverty, but never gave up his constant striving for perfection in his art. Hokusai is an artist who influenced Monet, Van Gogh and other Impressionists, is the father of manga and the only painter with his own emoji.

The film will screen on Wednesday, November 28th at 7pm at the Jim Santy Auditorium. For more info and tickets, visit