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Virtual Artist Film Night Discussion

Like a book club for art film aficionados! Please join us on Monday, October 25th, 6:00 – 7:00 pm for our fourth Monday of the month, Artist Film Night! Watch the film ahead of time and join us on the 25th to discuss with your community. This month hosts Larry Rippee and Debra Amerson will discuss Cutie and the Boxer.

This documentary film is about the difficult 40-year relationship between “boxing painter” Ushio Shinohara and Noriko Shinohara, a Japanese-born husband and wife who are both artists who live in Brooklyn, New York. Ushio Shinohara is a small player in the contemporary art world, known for painting with a pair of paint-soaked boxing gloves and his oversized motorcycle sculptures made of cardboard. Their family has struggled financially for many years.  Anxious to shed her role as her overbearing husband’s assistant, Noriko finds an identity of her own. Ushio has begun to recognize that he’s not the only artist in the family. An Oscar nominated reflection on love, sacrifice and the creative spirit.

Directed by Zachary Heinzerling. Winner- documentary direction, 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

Watch the film on Kanopy or Prime then join us on Zoom to enjoy rich film conversation!

Free on Kanopy (Marin county Library)

Rent on Amazon Prime

Zoom link for tonight’s event here.



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