Cinema J: Leona

Cinema J: Leona

June 14, 2021

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Cinema J: Leona

Friday, June 11 – Monday, June 14 | $10
Spanish (with English subtitles) | Drama | 95 minutes

Leona is an intimate, insightful, and moving film that tells the story of a young Jewish woman from Mexico City who finds herself torn between her family and her forbidden love with a non-Jewish man. He allows her to discover the world outside the bubble of her community, leading to an important transition in her adult life. Ripe with all the drama and interpersonal conflicts of a Jane Austen novel, watching her negotiate the labyrinth of familial pressure, religious precedent, and her own burgeoning sentiment is both painful and beautiful – there are no easy choices to be made and the viewer travels back and forth with her as she struggles with her heart to take the best path.


The film will be available to screen, on your own, anytime between Friday, June 11 – Monday, June 14. The screening link will be emailed to you the day before.


Please be respectful of the Bender JCC and do not share the links with anyone outside of your household. We look forward to seeing you!

Questions? Please contact Deborah Wilbur