• Released
  • March 22, 2013
  • (NY; Expands 3/29, 4/8, 4/12)
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 42 min
  • Documentary
Leonie Synopsis
Journalist-educator Leonie Gilmour, mother of artist Isamu Noguchi, was a journalist and educator.
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New York Observer

By Rex Reed
Leonie is a rich tapestry of cross-cultural revelations, released to the public at last, and a welcome addition to an otherwise dreary...
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Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
No matter how great her ambitions, no matter how little she was able to accomplish, thanks to the strictures of her time, here was a woman...
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Played with a strong spine and a resolute lack of charm by Emily Mortimer, Gilmour is a perfect vehicle for Matsui’s agenda, which is...
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Arizona Republic

By Barbara VanDenburgh
It’s a juicy story squandered by the poor telling. It’s got all the trappings of a good ol’-fashioned Merchant Ivory pic — lush locales,...
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Village Voice

By Alan Scherstuhl
Well-shot and sometimes briefly affecting, especially when Mortimer is given a scene that lasts longer then thirty seconds, the film moves...
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Los Angeles Times

By Sheri Linden
As a portrait of female strength and a celebration of the artistic spirit, Leonie too seldom comes fully alive.
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New Orleans Times-Picayune

By Mike Scott
What Leonie is missing, however -- in its script, in its performances, really in everything about it -- is any hint of sparkle, any sort of...
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The New York Times

By Rachel Saltz
Leonie Gilmour was almost certainly unusual and unusually self-reliant. Too bad that the film that bears her name ultimately reduces her to...
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By psyrdal
The Japanese culture is a featured player in this story of a woman who will honor her son's genetic roots with her life.......

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Rated PG-13 | For Brief Language, Partial Nudity and Brief Sexuality