Philomena & Q&A with Steve Coogan @The Dukes

Philomena [12a]

Duration:98 mins
Director: Stephen Frears
Starring: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan
Synopsis
We're delighted to welcome Steve Coogan for a Q&A following this preview screening.
Echoing Peter Mullan’s THE MAGDALENE SISTERS but with a broader human interest and the humour you would expect in a script part-written by co-star Steve Coogan, PHILOMENA sees an Oscar-worthy Judi Dench play the titular character seeking out the illegitimate son taken from her when he was three whilst she served in one of Ireland’s notorious convents.
In this she is aided by journalist Martin Sixsmith (Coogan), whose dogged tactics and genuine outrage eventually lead them to Washington DC and a series of superb plot twists.
Stephen Frears (THE QUEEN) draws remarkable performances from this odd couple, whose earthy chemistry, coupled with a sharp and very funny script, make PHILOMENA a true delight.

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  • Chris D.

    JD was indeed truly wonderful as Philomena - very moving and surprisingly funny. I thought the Q&A session afterwards was particularly insightful - a definite must-see! Thanks Stella for organising a great evening.

    1 · October 22, 2013

  • Hazel B.

    great evening all round

    1 · October 22, 2013

  • Carole J.

    Wonderful, thanks for organising that Stella.

    October 22, 2013

  • Stella K.

    What a great film, well done Steve Coogan and Judy Dench was superb as Philomena

    1 · October 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great fun!

    October 21, 2013

  • kate b.

    i just found that we are meeting after the film at the back of CC sorry did not see that!! kate

    October 21, 2013

  • kate b.

    we are in c10/9 are we meeting up before anywhere? kate

    October 21, 2013

  • David B.

    Looking forward to it... H2 :)

    October 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Everyone, really looking forward to the film soon...this is my first time out with the B&H film group so looking forward to meeting you too. Ive got the ticket for M12

    October 21, 2013

  • Anne-Marie A.

    Hi all, I'm the lucky person who got Abby's ticket. I'll be in K4. My first meetup with this group and I look forward to meeting everyone after the chat.

    October 20, 2013

  • Abigail C.

    Sorry folks, my ticket has now been taken. Have fun all. Abby

    October 20, 2013

  • Abigail C.

    If anyone needs a ticket, I have a spare one. I won't be coming tomorrow because I have a heavy cold. Email me through the site. Abby

    October 20, 2013

  • Stella K.

    As this screening is now sold out, if anyone has not got a ticket, can they update their attendance status please. And just to say that we will be gathering at the back of the Pub 'Circus Circus' after the film and Q&A. Cheers and see you all on Monday

    1 · October 19, 2013

  • Karen J.

    Did we sit together for Blue Jasmine? Looking forward to this one very much. At this rate 'Meet-UPs' will need to hire the whole of DoY's.

    1 · October 17, 2013

  • Carole J.

    Hi there, Im in K17 so you're stuck with me Karen. I've been once before so hopefully we can hook up before the lights go out.

    I'll have to get my customary coffee before I go in so hopefully see you in the upstairs bar.

    October 16, 2013

  • Christian

    Stella, I'm in H11. Please include me for Thai nosh.

    October 15, 2013

  • Lizzie

    Hi all, I haven't met up with you yet so am looking forward to it. I'm in H8.
    See you there!

    October 15, 2013

  • Stella K.

    This is great that you all have your seats and I will try and book the large table at the back of the Pub for our post film chat /supper/drinks so it will be easy for everyone to know where to go afterwards. Sorry we missed you Karen on Sunday night.

    October 15, 2013

  • Sughra

    That's fab, Hazel! It's only my second one and our seats are next to each other! :)

    October 15, 2013

  • Hazel B.

    Hi .. this is my first one ..really looking forward to it. I'm in E17

    October 15, 2013

  • Sughra

    E16

    October 15, 2013

  • Karen J.

    Hi Stella, Helen et al., I am in seat K16. I will introduce myself once you are sitting as I just couldn't recognise any of you at Le Weekend. I will wear a bright yellow coat! Really looking forward to this one as JD is a favourite. I just hope SC is more talkative than he was at the Q&A for the Paul Raymond biopic.

    October 15, 2013

  • Stella K.

    Myself and Christine are in seats G16/G17 and will probably meet afterwards for the usual Thai food at Circus Circus for the meet up and therefore won't be there before the film.

    October 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm in for dinner.

      October 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    J13

    October 14, 2013

  • Kristine H

    I'm in H12

    October 14, 2013

  • Caz

    I'm in F16. See you there!

    October 14, 2013

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