Art + Culture

DUMBO Artists on Big Screen in Cutie and the Boxer

Cutie and the Boxer, a “finely textured and beautifully told story of two Japanese artists in New York and their challenging 40-year marriage” opens in theaters this weekend. The film documents the long, perilous but always colorful journey of Ushio and Noriko Shinohara’s art careers. Ushio Shinohara burst into the Tokyo art scene in the early 60s before moving to New York in the next step towards to realizing his dreams. Noriko Shinohara moved with a similar motivation, attending art school until falling in love with Ushio and dropping out to be his assistant. Today, the couple lives in DUMBO, but their roles have largely shifted, and it is Ushio’s work that has found success.

This latest film from Zachary Heinzerling opens in New York City on August 16 at Lincoln Plaza Cinema and Landmark Sunshine Cinema. Click here for more information.