Mary Meets Mo­ham­mad (PG)

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - MOVIES -

Aus­tralian doc­u­men­tary about an un­likely friend­ship be­tween a Ho­bart woman and a Mus­lim Afghan asy­lum seeker. When the Pontville De­ten­tion Cen­tre opens in 2011, Mary and her knit­ting group make woollen bean­ies for the new­com­ers. Strict Chris­tian Mary is hos­tile to the idea un­til she meets the new­com­ers and hears their sto­ries. They say: Con­tem­po­rary fairy­take about an un­likely friend­ship sum­marises the world we live in a beau­ti­ful way. Wesay: First-time Tas­ma­nian film­maker Heather Kirk­patrick’s work is an im­por­tant les­son in how re­li­gious and cul­tural dif­fer­ences can be over­come. Run­ning time 120 min­utes. Screens atKingscliff. They say: Whe­don’s bid to take the Bard to new au­di­ences has re­ceived mixed re­views, rang­ing from high praise to bit­ter dis­ap­point­ment. Wesay: Au­di­ences who have never seen or read Shake­speare may take a look at this. That’s got to be good, right?

Cloud­burst.

Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker star in the drama

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