philomena

Film Club – October 2014

Friday evening, 10th October, 7:30pm

‘Philomena’ (2014)    12 Rating

Falling pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena (Judi Dench) was sent to the convent of Roscrea to be looked after as a “fallen woman”.  When her baby was only a toddler, he was taken away by the nuns for adoption in America.  Philomena spends the next fifty years searching for him but with no success.  Then she meets  Martin Sixsmith (Steve Coogan), a world-weary political journalist who happens to be intrigued by her story.  Together they set off to America on a journey that will not only reveal the extraordinary story of Philomena’s son, but also create an unexpectedly close bond between Philomena and Martin.  The film is a compelling narrative of human love and loss that ultimately celebrates life, showing that there is laughter even in the darkest places.

Free admission, tea & coffee, but bring your own popcorn!

Film shown at St Peter’s Church, Lake Lock Road, doors open 7pm

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