- 09:41 AM, Aug 27
Two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank and Oscar nominee Brenda Blethyn star in HBO Films' MARY AND MARTHA, an epic journey of two mothers, who despite the loss of their own sons, find a way to make a difference one child at a time. With little in common, these two women - one American and the other British - meet in Africa and bond over their personal loss while struggling with their grief and strains on their marriages. Forging a deep friendship, they realize that as mothers they have a responsibility to all the world's children and dedicate themselves to the cause of malaria prevention. They begin to rebuild their lives and, in the process, show how ordinary people can make a difference and inspire positive change.