The Oscar-nominated documentary Cutie and the Boxer provides a lively account of renowned “boxing” painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife and artist Noriko’s 40 years together, full of financial struggle, inebriation, parties, exhibitions, and Ushio's single-minded dedication to his work. The essence of the film takes place in the present as Noriko finds her artistic voice in a storytelling series of black-and-white drawings depicting the relationship of "Cutie and Bullie," a thinly veiled recounting of her life with Ushio. AADL will screen this weird, funny, and heartbreaking film at 7 pm on Tuesday, September 1 at the Downtown Library. This event is collaboration with POV, PBS' award-winning nonfiction film series. The 82-minute documentary is rated R for art images
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