The Indie Film Corner: ‘Leonie’

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USCB Center For the Arts presents “Leonie” on Monday, June 10 at 7 p.m. The film is directed by Hisako Matsui and stars Emily Mortimer, Christina Hendricks, Shido Nakamura and Mary Kay Place.

In the lush tradition of the glorious films of Merchant and 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 role 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 her 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 has only one way to succeed and one person to guide him, as he growns into the world renown artist, Isamu Noguchi. Rated: PG 13

Tickets for adults are $7, seniors $6, students $5. Call USCB Center for the Arts box office at 843-521-4145 or purchase day of performance. Box office opens one hour prior to show time.