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Leona

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Screenings & Events

24Jun

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 | 07:00PM - 07:00PM |Now Streaming!

25Jun

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 | 07:00PM - 07:00PM |Now Streaming!

26Jun

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 | 07:00PM - 07:00PM |Now Streaming!

The Stroum Jewish Community Center announced the decision not to proceed with the Seattle Jewish Film Festival scheduled for March 19 – 29 and April 4 – 5. Options are being explored for a rescheduled film festival to take place in the summer or early fall of 2020.

More information: https://sjcc.org/blog/seattle-jewish-film-festival-postponed/

About The Film

Ariela, a young Syrian Jewish woman from Mexico City, must navigate the long-standing traditions of her family and fears backlash to her forbidden romance. A promising, independent-minded artist who signs her public murals "Leona" (lion in Hebrew); she is compelled by her community to find an appropriate life partner but falls for an unexpected suitor. Her newfound relationship forces her to confront the deeply ingrained cultural and religious values her family holds dear in this coming-of-age romance and woman-centered arthouse film.


Director Bio

Isaac Cherem is a Mexico City native who graduated from the Los Angeles Film School in 2011. He founded the production company Fosforescente. LEONA (2018) is his directorial debut.

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Film Details:

Director: Isaac Cherem
Country: Mexico
Language: Spanish w/English subtitles
Running Time
Year: 2018
Genre: Drama

Subjects:

  • Romance
  • Family-relationships
  • Interfaith Relationships
  • Coming-of-Age
  • Latino
  • Mexico
  • Spanish Language

Rating/Warning: R (Adult theme, sex, nudity)

 Sponsors:

  • Lela and Harley Franco
  • Ellen Rose Kret