PHILOMENA

ArcLight La Jolla

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5

On Screen: 4:30pm or 7:30pm (You Pick!)

ArcLight La Jolla (Auditoriums 4 & 5)

Cinema Chat and Introduction begins 15 minutes prior to screenings

Discussion follows screenings

Winner, People's Choice Award, Toronto International Film Festival

Winner, Best Screenplay, Venice Film Festival

PHILOMENA

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 (Coogan), a BBC reporter with whom she decides to discover her long-lost son.

Featuring a tour-de-force performance by Dame Judi Dench as Philomena, and Steve Coogan as Sixsmith, PHILOMENA, a Weinstein Company Release, opens commercially in San Diego on November 27th.

Running Time: 95 Minutes. R Rated R for some language

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