january, 2019

tue15jan6:30 pm8:30 pmCutie and the Boxer - Film Screening and Discussion6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Keene Public Library

Event Details

The Keene Public Library invites you to a screening of the movie Cutie and the Boxer by Zachary Heinzerling along with a discussion immediately following the film.

The Academy Award®-nominated Cutie and the Boxer is a moving account of the chaotic and unconventional 40-year love affair and creative partnership between action painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife, Noriko, also an artist. Ushio, who punches canvases with paint-laden gloves, is famous in Japan and Manhattan’s art circles, yet wider recognition has eluded him. Noriko, 21 years his junior, put her artistic ambitions on hold to be a wife and mother — and an assistant to her demanding husband. Now, Noriko’s acclaimed “Cutie” series of drawings, depicting the relationship between the title character and a volatile figure named Bullie, is turning their world upside down. Winner, Directing Award: U.S. Documentary, 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

These events are in collaboration with POV, the award-winning independent nonfiction film series on PBS: www.pbs.org/pov. POV (a cinema term for “point of view”) is television’s longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 400 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling, and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.


(Tuesday) 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Keene Public Library

60 Winter St