Cutie and the Boxer

Thursday March 27th, 2014



7:15 pm

Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts  (map)
149 West Hastings St, Vancouver

In Support of   
Japanese Community Volunteer Association

Trailer • Offical Site • Official Site Japan  •  96{707270f93d4e79913c93e405818234de3d97bbf8a93a2a957154856abb85856e} on Rotten Tomatoes

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About The Film

Director: Zachary Heinzerling

Country: USA
Released 2013
Language: English | Japanese with English Subtitles
Runtime: 82 Minutes

Synopsis: 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.  Over the course of their marriage, the film portrays Ushio’s 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.

“A charming study of two New York artists’ 40-year marriage shows the ebb and flow of creativity, jealousy and dependency ” 4 – The Times

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