Harpur Cinema presents “Cutie and the Boxer,” 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 6, LH-6. “Cutie and the Boxer,” 82 min. (Zachary Heinzerling, 2013; USA). Alternately rueful and whimsical, this documentary is about Ushio Shinohara, “a pugilist Jackson Pollock, jabbing his canvases into being” and Noriko Shinohara, the “cutie,” “who put put her own artistic ambitions on hold to raise their son and support her husband’s ‘genius.’ Struggling to translate his cachet on the New York scene into liquid cash, negotiating…with a Guggenheim potentate ...80-year-old Ushio is laboriously boxing artistic shadows. But Noriko’s feisty drawings – a displaced account of her marital struggles – ingeniously rope-a-dope her husband. Her confidence, and her independence…visibly flourish as the two prepare for a joint show, but his good humour hardly wanes. Heinzerling’s film is ...a portrait of how mannerisms, in art and life, are built up and challenged; his camera, peeks into the couple’s flat and studios…a silent member of the family.” (Phil Hoad, The Guardian) Winner: Sundance, 2013 (Directing), Grierson Award, London, 2013 (Special mention); Nominated: Oscar, 2014 (Best documentary); Director’s Guild, 2014 (Outstanding Director, Documentary). Admission is $4.