Rotten Tomatoes: 92%. Starring the great Judi Dench! This film is based on a true story of a mother looking for a child she gave up for adoption many years ago.
Advisory: for some language
Running time: 94 minutes
Release date: 11/27/2013
Director: Stephen Frears
Starring: Judi Dench Steve Coogan Simone Lahbib
Distributor: The Weinstein Company
Official website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfilms/film/philomena
Synopsis: 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, 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, a BBC reporter with whom she decides to discover her long-lost son.
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9:00 DISCUSSION at LEMON GRASS RESTAURANT
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