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Philomena + Q&A (12A)

22 May

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly


This screening will be followed by a discussion and Q&A with historian Lindsey-Earner Byrne, the author of Mother and Child and Letters of the Catholic Poor.

This award-winning film tells the story of Philomena Lee, who fell pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952 and was sent to a convent as a “fallen woman”. Her baby was later whisked away by the nuns to America for adoption. Philomena spent the next fifty years searching for him.

  • Director Stephen Frears
  • Cast Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Charlie Murphy
  • Certificate 12A: contains infrequent strong language and moderate sex references
  • Running time 1h38m
  • Country UK
  • Year of production 2013
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