NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of "Cutie and the Boxer" at 7 p.m. Friday, July 11, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

Directed by Zachary Heinzerling, "Cutie and the Boxer" is a moving portrait of a couple wrestling with the eternal themes of sacrifice, disappointment and aging against a background of lives dedicated to art, according to information at

Heinzerling's debut documentary, which earned a nomination for best documentary feature at the 86th Academy Awards, is a portrait of art, companionship and the 40-year turbulent love story between Ushio and Noriko Shinohara, two Japanese artists who meet and marry in New York in the early 1970s, according to

This screening is part of the School of Art's monthly Friday Night Film Series. The film is rated R for its use of nude art images.

The Cole Art Center is located at 329 E. Main St. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.