Chance to See the Oscar-Nominated Film, “Cutie & The Boxer”

Cutie And The BoxerThanks to the cooperation and assistance of ReelCauses, a non-profit using film to help charities, Tonari Gumi has been given special access to the showing of the Oscar-Nominated documentary film, “Cutie & The Boxer”.  This film is in both English and Japanese and is the story about two Japanese artists living in New York City.  It will make you laugh and cry and the same time.  You can check out the trailer for the film at this link.

Released 2013
Language: English | Japanese with English Subtitles
Runtime: 82 Minutes

Synopsis: A reflection on love, sacrifice, and the creative spirit, this candid New York story explores the chaotic 40-year marriage of renowned “boxing” painter Ushio Shinohara and his artist wife, Noriko.  Over the course of their marriage, the film portrays Ushio’s struggles to establish his artistic legacy, while Noriko is at last being recognized for her own art—a series of drawings entitled “Cutie,” depicting her challenging past with Ushio. Spanning four decades, the film is a moving portrait of a couple wrestling with the eternal themes of sacrifice, disappointment and aging, against a background of lives dedicated to art.

The film will be shown at the Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema at the SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts at 149 West Hastings Street in downtown Vancouver. (map)

The special reduced prices (regular price $12) for Tonari Gumi members and volunteers is as follows:

  • Seniors (60 and over):          $6.00
  • Everyone else:                      $10.00

Please reserve your tickets by phoning or e-mailing Tonari Gumi at (604) 687-2172 or <>.

This is a great opportunity to see an amazing film and support Tonari Gumi at the same time.  See you there!