Through my agency, BOND Strategy and Influence, Sara and I recently had the pleasure of working on Cutie And The Boxer and SPARK: A Burning Man Story, two wonderful films centered around contemparary art. Both are coming to theaters this weekend. Though quite different from each other, both films touch on the transformative power of art, and the sacrifices artists often make in order to bring their dreams to life.
Cutie and the Boxer, takes place here in New York City and is quite close to our hearts. This award-winning film from director Zachary Heinzerling is a fascinating and visually stunning portrayal of the relationship between Japanese action artist, Ushio Shinohara and his painter wife, Noriko, and is truly a must-see for anyone in the creative community. It's one of our favorite films of the year.
Spark: A Burning Man Story brings audiences behind-the-scenes of the legendary annual celebration, shining a light on the triumphs and challenges of the artists fighting harsh realities to keep their ideals of unbridled freedom and community alive. The film is a penetrating look at the history, growth, challenges and ideals of Burning Man and a fascinating look into the minds behind the madness. While a lot of peopel have heard about Burning Man, and many have attended, few know the stories of the artists who work tirelessly to prepare their artwork for the annual event
Cutie and the Boxer opens this weekend at Nuart (LA), Sunshine Theater and Lincoln Plaza Cinema (NY).
Spark opens this weekend at Village East Cinema (NY) and Laemmle Noho 7 (LA).