Cutie and the Boxer

Cutie and the Boxer

A film by Zachary Heinzerling
Starring Ushio Shinohara, Noriko Shinohara

A reflection on love, sacrifice, and the creative spirit, this candid New York story explores the chaotic 40-year marriage of renowned “boxing” painter Ushio Shinohara and his artist wife, Noriko.

As a rowdy, confrontational young artist in Tokyo, Ushio seemed destined for fame, but met with little commercial success after he moved to New York City in 1969, seeking international recognition. When 19-year-old Noriko moved to New York to study art, she fell in love with Ushio—abandoning her education to become the wife and assistant to an unruly, alcoholic husband.

Over the course of their marriage, the roles have shifted. Now 80, Ushio struggles to establish his artistic legacy, while Noriko is at last being recognized for her own art—a series of drawings entitled “Cutie,” depicting her challenging past with Ushio. Spanning four decades, the film is a moving portrait of a couple wrestling with the eternal themes of sacrifice, disappointment and aging, against a background of lives dedicated to art.

The most wonderful, paint-splattered love story I’ve seen… —James Verniere, Boston Herald

A movie that makes you feel less like a spectator than a guest, a friend welcomed into the home of an odd and fascinating couple. —A.O. Scott, New York Times

 

Technical Information

Production Year
2013
Country of Production
USA
Language
English
Running Time
82 mins

Past Screenings (since April 2nd, 2009)

Thursday, Sep 26, 2013
7:30pm · 5:00pm
Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013
9:45pm · 7:30pm · 5:00pm
Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013
9:45pm · 7:30pm · 5:00pm
Monday, Sep 23, 2013
9:45pm · 7:30pm · 5:00pm
Sunday, Sep 22, 2013
9:45pm · 7:30pm · 5:00pm · 2:30pm
Saturday, Sep 21, 2013
9:45pm · 7:30pm · 5:00pm · 2:30pm
Friday, Sep 20, 2013
9:45pm · 7:30pm · 5:00pm · 2:30pm

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