| 2013 | 94 mins | | ,
Stephen Frears

Thursday January 09, 2014
Saturday January 11, 2014
Sunday January 12, 2014

$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Stephen Frears

Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Anna Maxwell Martin, Ruth McCabe, Barbara Jefford

Based on the 2009 investigative book by BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith, The Lost Child of Philomena Lee, PHILOMENA focuses on the efforts of Philomena Lee (Dench), mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock – something her Irish-Catholic community didn’t have the highest opinion of – and given away for adoption in the United States. In following church doctrine, she was forced to sign a contract that wouldn’t allow for any sort of inquiry into the son’s whereabouts. After starting a family years later in England and, for the most part, moving on with her life, Lee meets Sixsmith (Coogan), a BBC reporter with whom she decides to discover her long-lost son.

"A true story that takes unexpected, unusually poignant turns."

--Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer

"At its core, this clever, wrenching, profound story underscores the tenacity of faith in the face of unfathomable cruelty."

--Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

"Reserve an Oscar for Judy Dench... She shines"

--Time Magazine 

"The most powerful, perfect and eloquent movie of 2013. My favorite movie of the year."

--The New York Observer 


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