CUTIE AND THE BOXER

Dir. Zachary Heinzerling USA 2013 82 mins (adv. PG)

With Alex Shinohara, Niroku Shinohara, Ushio Shinohara

Saturday 9 November, 6pm (Cineworld, Bradford)

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1376495134000-Screen-Shot-2013-08-14-at-112607-AM“‘Art is a demon that drags you along,’ says 80-year-old visionary painter Ushio Shinohara in first-time director Zachary Heinzerling’s delicate portrait Cutie and the Boxer, but neither Shinohara nor his supportive wife and fellow artist Noriko are looking for a cure. Heinzerling’s beautifully shot, painfully intimate look at the ageing couple’s struggle to survive amid personal and financial strain is both heartbreaking and intricately profound. This is a story about creative desire so strong it hurts. Without a neat conclusion, Cutie and the Boxer implies an optimistic future by showing how the struggle continues.” – Eric Kohn Indiwire

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