Director: Zachary Heinzerling. 82 min. Rated R. Documentary.
NYC-based Japanese modern artist Ushio Shinohara creates the weirdest paintings and sculptures, some the result of the old man punching paint onto a huge canvas using boxing gloves - and keeps repressing her artist wife during their 39 years of marriage. There's a message in there on how the artist sacrifices himself and his family to be an artist, and how the wife must either accept to perish, or thrive on her own. Otherwise, the significance of the film (enough to be nominated for an Oscar among this year's great documentaries) was lost upon me.