Cutie and the Boxer

saturday 21 july – 2.00pm

2014  USA  82 mins   Dir: Zachary Heinzerling

The two Japanese artists featured in this inspiring film will join us on Skype live from New York city after the screening. We will have a Japanese translator in the cinema so that there are no language issues for either Noriko, Ushio, or us.

A beautifully told tale of how love, art and a family all collide for a struggling couple of Japanese artists in NYC.  ‘Art is a demon’ says the dominant Ushio, and although we see how that plays out in their lives, the slow burning beauty of the film is how Noriko finds her own voice through the art she makes about their difficult relationship.

View trailer here


Oscar nominated 2014, Winner of the prestigious Grierson award in the UK and winner of 8 other awards.

** This film contains: Nude drawings. Language. Adult themes. **


To view or purchase artwork by Noriko and Ushio Shinohara please visit their respective galleries