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MARY AND MAX



The opening night selection of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, Mary and Max is a clayography feature film from Academy Award® winning writer/director Adam Elliot featuring the voice talents of Toni Collette (Mary) and Rochester's own Philip Seymour Hoffman (Max). Spanning 20 years and two continents, Mary and Max explores the relationship of an unusual set of pen-pals, Mary Dinkle a chubby, lonely 8 year-old living in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, and Max Horovitz an obese, 44 year-old Jewish man living with Asperger syndrome in the chaos of New York City. As Mary and Max chronicles Mary's trip from adolescence to adulthood, and Max's passage from middle to old age, it explores a bond that survives much more than the ups and downs of an average friendship. Winner of the Crystal Bear, Berlin International Film Festival 2009.

Community Partner: Reel Mind Film Festival



Generously underwritten by Marcia and Gary Stern.

JCC Rochester Jewish Film Festival

OPENING DAY:
Sunday, July 25
4:30pm, Dryden Theatre


Director: Adam Elliot
Country: Australia
Running Time: 92 min.
Year: 2009
Language: English
Genre: Narrative