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Doors Open
9:00 AM

Screening Start
9:30 AM

Coachella Valley Premiere

Saturday - December 19, 2009
Doors Open for Complimentary Refreshments at 9:00 AM
Film Begins Promptly at 9:30 AM
Camelot Theatres
2300 Baristo Road, Palm Springs, CA

Toni Collette provides the voice of Mary and Phillip Seymour Hoffman plays Max in this comical Claymation feature film that spans 20 years and 2 continents.  Mary Dinkle, a chubby, lonely 8 year-old living near Melbourne, Australia, and Max Horovitz, an obese, eccentric, caring 44 year-old Jewish New Yorker with Asperger’s Syndrome, are unlikely but unforgettable pen pals.  Sundance Film Festival - Opening Night.  Short list nomination for ‘Best Animation’ - Academy Award March 2010

Writer/Director:  Adam Elliot
Distributor:  IFC FILMS
Genre:  Animation | Comedy | Drama
Run time: 92 min.  
Country:  Australia
Language: English, Yiddish
Parents Guide:  Not Rated

FESTIVALS:  Sundance (Opening Night); Berlin International Film Festival ; Edinburgh Film Festival, UK; Film and Art Festival Two Riversides, Poland; Festival Internacional de Cine de Monterrey, Mexico; L'Étrange Festival, Lyon, France;  BUSTER Copenhagen International Film Festival for Children and Youth, Denmark; Athens Film Festival, Greece; Helsinki International Film Festival, Finland; Anim'est, Romania International Animation Festival; Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival, Spain; Pusan International Film Festival, South Korea; Ottawa International Animation Festival, Canada; Tokyo International Film Festival, Japan; Bergen International Film Festival,  Norway

AWARDS:  Annecy International Animated Film Festival, Annecy, France, Feature Film Award; Berlin International Film Festival, Crystal Bear - Special Mention; Ottawa International Animation Festival,  Best Feature Film

"Narrated with a wonderful saltiness...the film is visually inspired."
- Mike Goodridge, SCREEN DAILY

"Philip Seymour Hoffman delivers one of the best voice performances of recent years." - Peter Scriretta, SLASHFILM.COM

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