The Reel Place is excited to offer you passes to a special advance screening of PHILOMENA! Click here for your chance to download a screening pass for you and a friend to check out the advance screening being held on Wednesday, November 20 at 7:30PM in Salt Lake City. Seats in the theater are first-come, first-serve so PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY!
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 (Steve Coogan), a BBC reporter with whom she decides to discover her long-lost son.