Drama / UK / 2013 / 98 min. 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 (Judi 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. screening permission courtesy of Alliance Films and Criterion
Pictures. Call 824-1780 to reserve your spot.
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Handicapped Accessible: Yes
Contact Phone: (608)824-1780
American Sign Language (ASL) Provided? No
Event Website: Alicia Ashman