She is one of the most transformative yet misunderstood women in history, alternately vilified as a sinner and canonized as a saint. For the first time, the incredible story of Mary Magdalene is told through her own eyes. As the free-spirited Mary (Rooney Mara, Carol) flees the marriage her family has arranged for her, she finds refuge and purpose in a radical new movement led by the charismatic, rabble-rousing preacher Jesus (Joaquin Phoenix, Walk The Line). The sole woman among Jesus' band of disciples, Mary defies the prejudices of a patriarchal society as she undergoes a profound spiritual awakening and finds herself at the center of an earth-shaking historical moment. Boldly challenging received wisdom, Mary Magdalene is a rapturous and moving account of a miraculous woman who risked everything to follow her faith.
|Executive Producer||Rose Garnett|