Cutie and the Boxer

  • Mar 28, 2014
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Cutie and the Boxer

March 27, 2014

This candid New York love story explores the chaotic 40-year marriage of famed boxing painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife, Noriko. Anxious to shed her role as her overbearing husband’s assistant, Noriko finds an identity of her own.

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The Film

Cutie and the Boxer

March 27, 2014,
Doors: 7:15 pm, Show Time: 7:45 pm

Running time: 82 minutes

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

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

Directed by Zachary Heinzerling (IMDB) Film IMDB | Official Site

SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema
149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

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The Cause

Tonari Gumi

Tonari Gumi has been providing volunteer led programs and services to the Japanese Canadian community for over forty years. Their services extend a helping hand to seniors so they can lead independent, healthy and enjoyable lives, and they also allow other generations opportunities to inspire, care and connect through volunteerism, community involvement and the celebration of Japanese culture


Learn more. Visit http://tonarigumi.ca/

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About Reel Causes Society

Reel Causes partners with filmmakers and Canadian causes dedicated to addressing global social justice issues. We host film screenings followed by a Q&A session to educate and inspire our community, and provide a forum for authentic conversation around the issues that affect us locally.

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