Cutie and the Boxer is a 2013 American documentary film produced, shot, and directed by Zachary Heinzerling. The film focuses on the chaotic 40-year marriage of the painter/sculpture Ushio Shinohara and his wife Noriko.
It shows their journey as two artists and how that has effected their marriage. The film is as beautiful and complex as their relationship. It features original artwork by Noriko Shinohara and Ushio Shinohara. The documentary has been nominated and won several awards, including the 2013 Sundance Film Festival’s “Best Director Award”.
Cutie and the Boxer is available for streaming on Netflix.