VOICES Opening Night Film: Leonie
USA, 2010, 102 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: Japan, France, United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, Belgium
Genre/Subjects: Biographical, Drama
7:00pm Tuesday, March 5th
Followed by Opening Night Reception in Henderson's Lounge
In the lush tradition of the glorious films of Merchant Ivory, comes the true life story of Leonie Gilmour (Emily Mortimer), whose life crossed continents, wars and cultures, embodied with courage and passion in search of art and freedom. As an independent young woman seeking to overcome the restrictive female roles in turn-of-the century America, she is retained by the famous Japanese poet, Yone Noguchi, as his editor. Their relationship evolves romantically, however Yone abruptly leaves when she shares with him that she is pregnant. Following him to Japan, she is cast alone to raise their son in a society with few opportunities for women.
A tender and inspiring story of a remarkable woman who nurtures the amazing artistic talent of their son who has only one way to succeed and one person to guide him, as he grows into the world renown artist, Isamu Noguchi.
Special thanks to our reception sponsors: Shells & Sauce, Shirley Ann's Specialties, Trattoria Stella, Anderra Wines, Downslope Distilling, Freshies Cocktail Mixes, Great Divide Brewing Co.
For information on group rates and discounts contact Karla Rodriguez at firstname.lastname@example.org
DIRECTOR: Hisako Matsui
Producer: Hisako Matsui, Ashok Amritraj, Masao Nagai, Yuuki Itoh, Patrick Aiello, Joyce Jun, Suichi Fukatsu, M
Editor: Craig Hayes, Sabine Hoffmann
Screenwriter: Hisako Matsui (screenplay), Masayo Duus (biography), David Wiener (screenplay)
Cinematographer: Tetsuo Nagata
Principal Cast: Emily Mortimer, Shido Nakamura, Christina Hendricks, Mary Kay Place