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by Bronwyn Rennex
posted 28/03/2018

Arts Thursday 29 March – Liz Watts on making ‘Mary Magdalene’

Arts Thursday 29 March 2018, presented by Bronwyn Rennex


Rooney Mara as Mary Magdalene – courtesy Transmission Films



I speak to Liz Watts, one of the producers of the film  MARY MAGDALENE about the making of the film.

MARY MAGDALENE is an authentic and humanistic portrait of one of the most enigmatic and misunderstood spiritual figures in history. The biblical biopic tells the story of Mary (Rooney Mara), a young woman in search of a new way of living. Constricted by the hierarchies of the day, Mary defies her traditional family to join a new social movement led by the charismatic Jesus of Nazareth (Joaquin Phoenix). She soon finds a place for herself within the movement and at the heart of a journey that will lead to Jerusalem. Written by Helen Edmundson and Philippa Goslett, MARY MAGDALENE also stars Chiwetel Ejiofor and Tahar Rahim.

I play a couple of pieces of music from the film score by Jóhann Jóhannsson and Hildur Guðnadóttir and I also chose some awesome ‘Mary’ related music to play during the show, before I spin off into the spiritual.







The whole program can be heard through the Arts Thursday page http://eastsidefm.org/arts/artsthursday/ by clicking on the date 29 March 2018.And watch out for individual podcasts at a later date.

Join Bronwyn Rennex fortnightly from 10:30 to noon on Arts Thursday.

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