Indie Trailer Sunday: Charming/Awesome Doc 'Cutie and the Boxer'
"It's not so easy to tame him in real life." Today's indie trailer is for a documentary that, on one hand looks totally awesome profiling a badass Japanese "boxing" abstract artist/painter, and on the other hand looks completely charming, profiling his wife of 40 years and her "cutie" illustrations. Starring artists Ushio & Noriko Shinohara, this doc is much more about exploring their "chaotic 40-year marriage" and how these two manage to work together and stay together, despite being so different. When I first heard about this, I brushed it off, but after watching the trailer it's now one of those must-see docs I'm hoping I can catch soon.
Watch the official trailer for Zachary Heinzerling's doc Cutie and the Boxer, in high def from Apple:
Once a rising star in the ‘70s New York art scene, 80-year-old "boxing" painter Ushio Shinohara hopes to reinvigorate his career as he preps for his latest show. His wife, and de facto assistant, Noriko, seeks her own recognition through her "Cutie" illustrations, which depict their chaotic, yet sustained, 40-year marriage. Heinzerling's camera captures the Brooklyn-based couple at home and at work, combining candid vérité scenes, archival footage and charming animated sequences of Noriko’s drawings. Cutie and the Boxer captures two lives united by a dedication to art-making for a touching meditation on the eternal themes of love and sacrifice. The film premiered at the Sundance & Tribeca Film Festivals this year. Radius-TWC will be releasing the doc Cutie and the Boxer in select theaters starting August 16th this summer. Look good?