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Cutie and the Boxer

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"I think opposites attract. The ones that think alike drift apart," says Noriko, aka Cutie, who's been married for 40 years to Ushio, an artist famed for his Dadaist ‘action pictures’ created by boxing paint onto canvas. The couple quarrel constantly and compete for finding value and recognition within their relationship and beyond, all while struggling to make ends meet. Zachary Heinzerling's Oscar-nominated documentary is a compassionate, humorous and heartbreaking portrait of two artists whose souls are often at odds, but forever intertwined. This screening is presented in partnership with the Japan Foundation.

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“[Expresses] the difficulties of discerning not only what real art is, but also what true love is."
Toronto Star
“Makes you feel less like a spectator than a guest...welcomed into the home of a fascinating couple"
New York Times
“One of the most unsentimental and unstinting portraits of marriage ever brought to the screen”
Salon
Directed by: Zachary Heinzerling
Featuring: Ushio Shinohara Noriko Shinohara Alex Shinohara Ethan Cohen
Year: 2013 Runtime: 82 mins Rating: All Ages