Leonie, a Romantic Historical Film about Sculptor Isamu Noguchi and His Mother

Sculpture by Isamu Noguchi at Seattle Asian Art Museum
Photo by M-J de Mesterton 2004
There is a new film about the artist Noguchi’s mother and his young life, called LEONIE
Bio-Pic of Isamu Noguchi's Mother
Bio-Pic of Isamu Noguchi’s Mother, Premieres in Late March and April

From the Movie Website: Leonie

“THIS IS AN EXQUISITE MOVIE ABOUT A COURAGEOUS,
DETERMINED WOMAN. A WONDERFUL STORY.”
– JEFFREY LYONS/LYONS DEN RADIO “EMILY MORTIMER STUNS IN HER MOST RADIANT PERFORMANCE
YET AS LEONIE IN THIS EXQUISITE PORTRAIT OF A TRULY
UNCONVENTIONAL WOMAN
.”
– NICKI RICHESIN, THE HUFFINGTON POST”NOTHING SHORT OF MAGNIFICENT!
– AMY R. HANDLER, FILM THREAT

Directed By: Hisako Matsui

Written By: Hisako Matsui (screenplay), Masayo Duus (biography),
David Wiener (screenplay)

Produced By: Hisako Matsui, Ashok Amritraj, Yûki Itô, Masao Nagai

Starring: Emily Mortimer (HBO series “The Newsroom”; Hugo, Shutter Island, Lovely and Amazing, Lars and the Real Girl), Christina Hendricks (Three time EMMY nominee for “Mad Men”; Drive, Detachment, Life as We Know It), Shidô Nakamura (Letters from Iwo Jima, Fearless, Red Cliff)

A tender and inspiring story of a remarkable woman who nurtures the amazing artistic talent of her son who has chiefly one way to succeed and one person to guide him, as he grows into the world-renowned artist, Isamu Noguchi.

The Movie about Sculptor Isamu Noguchi
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Jonathan Steele

Jonathan Steele: Steelewares 

The artist, potter and sculptor Jonathan Steele is also a bass-player and vocalist with the very original and dignified Seattle band, & Yet. Here is the mysteriously beautiful title song of & Yet’s new album, Into the Teeth:

http://andyetmusic.com/

Jonathan Steele is also a public-speaking enthusiast: here is his own public-speaking website: Speech Mastery