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Oscar winning Creators of ‘Harvie Crumpet’ Attend a Special Q and A Screening at Dendy Newtown

Written by Toby Smith on March 12, 2009

Join Academy Award winning Director Adam Elliot and Producer Melanie Coombs for a special advance screening of MARY AND MAX at Dendy Newtown, Sydney on Friday April 3 at 6.30pm.

MARY AND MAX is a simple tale of pen-friendship between two very different people; Mary Dinkle, a chubby lonely eight year old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max Horovitz, a 44 year old, severely obese, Jewish man with Asperger’s Syndrome living in the chaos of New York.

Spanning 20 years and 2 continents, Mary and Max’s friendship survives much more than the average diet of life’s ups and downs. Like Harvie Krumpet, Mary and Max is innocent but not naive, as it takes us on a journey that explores friendship, autism, taxidermy, psychiatry, alcoholism, where babies come from, obesity, kleptomania, sexual difference, trust, copulating dogs, religious difference, agoraphobia and much much more

MARY AND MAX is voiced by Academy Award winner Philip Seymour Hoffman who is joined by Australian talent, Academy Award Nominee Toni Collette (Little Miss Sunshine, In Her Shoes), Eric Bana (Romulus My Father, Chopper) and Barry Humphries.

ABC 702 Afternoon presenter James Valentine will host a special Q & A with Adam Elliot and Melanie Coombs after the screening. If you would like to purchase a ticket to this special event, tickets are $15 Adult, $12 Concession and $10 Club Dendy Members and are available at the Dendy Newtown box office or Ph: 02 9550 5699.

Mary and Max will release nationally in Australia on April 9, 2009

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