Cutie and the Boxer
Friday, January 27 at 7:00 p.m.
Japan Society – 333 E. 47th Street (between First and Second Avenues)
Admission: $15/$10 Japan Society members
Celebrate the 2016 Emmy award win for the documentary Cutie and the Boxer, which traces the personal and artistic struggles of artists Ushio and Noriko Shinohara since their arrival to New York City in the late 1960s, at this special one-night-only screening and talk inside the Gallery. Both artists will participate in a post-screening Q&A.
Cutie and the Boxer won the Emmy for Best Documentary as part of a special presentation on PBS’s POV, where it had its national broadcast premiere in September of 2015. When the film was released two years earlier, it was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary. JapanCulture•NYC screened it and interviewed the Shinoharas for a review. (Read it here.)
The Shinoharas are no strangers to Japan Society: Ushio-san’s one-man show Tokyo Bazooka sent shockwaves back in 1982, while the couple’s contributions to the 2007 exhibition Making a Home received widespread acclaim.
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit Japan Society’s website.