Mary Meets Mohammad (PG)
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?
Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker star in the drama