Cutie and the Boxer is a documentary film directed by Zachary Heinzerling about a Japanese artist and his wife, who are living in New York.
Ushio Shinohara is the boxing painter and his wife Noriko is his assistant, but she is a painter too. Noriko met Ushio when she was 19 when she has come to NY as an art student.
Ushio is 80 years old, Noriko is 60 years old, and their son, Alex, is 40 years old now. All of them are painters.
The couple is like Jackson Pollock and his wife.
This is the story of a starving married artist couple in New York. 40 years of love, sacrifice, and creative spirit.
This is the most nominated documentary film.