Previewing 'Philomena'

The latest KCET Cinema Series selection is 'Philomena,' a bitter sweet comedy starring Steve Coogan and Dame Judy Dench. It's a compelling story of love and loss and a celebration of life.

'Philomena' Screening Info:

Date/Time:

  • Tuesday, November 5, 2013
    7:00 PM

Guest:

  • Co-star, co-writer, and co-producer Steve Coogan

Location:

  • Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in North Hollywood
    5220 Lankershim Blvd.,
    North Hollywood, CA 91601

Please call (747) 201-5800 for information.

The synopsis:

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 (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.

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