Philomena

Events - City

Date & Time:
Monday, August 4, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location(s):

Alicia Ashman Library
733 N. High Point Rd.
Madison, WI

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.

Cost: Free
Registration Details: Call 824-1780 to reserve your spot.
Handicapped Accessible: Yes
Contact Phone: (608)824-1780
Pre-Registration? Yes
American Sign Language (ASL) Provided? No
Event Website: Alicia Ashman