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Friday Night Films

Cutie and the Boxer

21.3.2014
Cutie and the Boxer (poster)

Cutie and the Boxer (poster)

Cutie and the Boxer

Cutie and the Boxer

Director Zachary Heinzerling

Director Zachary Heinzerling

Cutie and the Boxer (film still)

Cutie and the Boxer (film still)

Cutie and the Boxer (film still)

Cutie and the Boxer (film still)

Cutie and the Boxer (film still)

Cutie and the Boxer (film still)

Cutie and the Boxer (film still)

Cutie and the Boxer (film still)

Cutie and the Boxer (poster)
Cutie and the Boxer
Director Zachary Heinzerling
Cutie and the Boxer (film still)
Cutie and the Boxer (film still)
Cutie and the Boxer (film still)
Cutie and the Boxer (film still)

Cutie and the Boxer (poster)

Cutie and the Boxer (2013)

Dir. Zachary Heinzerling / Cert. 12A / 82mins

Friday 21 March 2014

 

7pm / £5 (concessions £3) Pre-book on 01908 676 900

 

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 Ushioabandoning her education to become the wife and assistant to an unruly, 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.

 

Genre:

Documentary

March 2014

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What are Friday Night Films?

A pop up cinema offering an alternative film experience!  Devised by Independent Cinema MK in association with MK Gallery. Enjoy new releases, cult classics, special events,
screen talks and curated film seasons – all for £5 (£3 concs.). Our screen bar provides modestly priced wine, beer, tea, coffee and soft drinks.

 

 

**** "This charming feature doc offers an anatomy of a marriage" Independent 

 

**** "Bohemianism and marriage are both for life in this alternately rueful and whimsical documentary about expat Japanese artist couple Ushio and Noriko Shinohara" The Guardian