Cutie and the Boxer

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PBS Premiere: Sept. 18, 2015Check local listings »

Synopsis

The Academy Award®-nominated Cutie and the Boxer is a moving account of the chaotic and unconventional 40-year love affair and creative partnership between action painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife, Noriko, also an artist. Ushio, who punches canvases with paint-laden gloves, is famous in Japan and in Manhattan’s art circles, yet wider recognition has eluded him. Noriko, 21 years his junior, put her artistic ambitions on hold to be a wife and mother — and an assistant to her demanding husband. Now, Noriko's acclaimed "Cutie" series of drawings, depicting the relationship between the title character and a volatile figure named Bullie, is turning their world upside down. Winner, Directing Award: U.S. Documentary, 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

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Zachary Heinzerling
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Pugilistic Painting
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The Story Unrolls
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Cutie Continued
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Art Interrupted
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Calling it My Own
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Finally Acknowledged
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The Gallery Walk
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