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Beyond Belief
     
  Release Date: / / (Future Release)

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Director: Beth Murphy

Rating: (NR)
 
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Genre
  Documentary
   
  Running Time
  min
   
  Distributor
  Principle Pictures
   
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NEW YORK REVIEW
First-time director Beth Murphy's genuinely inspirational documentary tracks the goodwill efforts of Susan Retik and Patti Quigley, two Massachusetts mothers widowed on September 11 while pregnant. Months after the attacks, the two meet and decide to channel their anguish into raising funds for Afghanistan's hundreds of thousands of pitifully poor widows. Heart-wrenching scenes of the pair expressing still-jagged emotions at fund-raisers and press conferences alternate with shots of their sweet if destitute Afghan counterparts hiding from the Taliban. The shared griefs are the same; the posttraumatic realities couldn't be more different. —Reviewed by Sara Cardace, New York Magazine