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Cutie and the Boxer


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Release Date: August 16, 2013 (NY, LA)
Studio: RADiUS-TWC
Director: Zachary Heinzerling
Screenwriter: Not Available
Starring: Ushio Shinohara, Noriko Shinohara
Genre: Documentary
MPAA Rating: R (for nude art images)
Official Website: Facebook
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Plot Summary: Once a rising star in the ‘70s New York art scene, 80-year-old “boxing” painter Ushio Shinohara hopes to reinvigorate his career as he preps for his latest show. His wife, and de facto assistant, Noriko, seeks her own recognition through her “Cutie” illustrations, which depict their chaotic, yet sustained, 40-year marriage. Heinzerling’s camera captures the Brooklyn-based couple at home and at work, combining candid vérité scenes, archival footage and charming animated sequences of Noriko’s drawings. "Cutie and the Boxer" captures two lives united by a dedication to art-making for a touching meditation on the eternal themes of love and sacrifice.

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