LuminArte Gallery will present the second installment of Attention Deficit Disorder (A.D.D.) Film night on February 5, with the simultaneous screening of two films. While one examines the intricate background of visual arts in society, the other explores the genre of Art Cinema.
In the main gallery, LuminArte will be screening Cutie and the Boxer. This candid New York love story explores the chaotic 40-year marriage of famed boxing painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife, Noriko. Anxious to shed her role as her overbearing husband's assistant, Noriko finds an identity of her own.
On the other side of the gallery in Studio 1, a classic art film, Amateur, will be on view. Typical of art films, Amateur was made primarily for humorous and aesthetic reasons rather than for commercial profit. In this art house selection, Isabelle is an ex-nun, waiting for her special mission from God; but in the meantime, she is making a living writing pornography. She meets Thomas, a sweet, confused amnesiac who cannot remember that he used to be a vicious pornographer, responsible for turning his young wife, Sofia, into the world's most notorious porn queen. Sofia's on the run, convinced she's killed him. Together, Isabelle and Thomas set out to discover his past, a past waiting to catch up with him.
Guests are encouraged to alternate between viewing Cutie and the Boxer in the main gallery and Amateur in Studio 1., hence the name A.D.D. Film Night.