Director: Stephen Frears Run Time: 98 min. Format: DCP Rating: PG13 Release Year: 2013
Starring: Judi Dench, Mare Winningham, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Steve Coogan
FINAL WEEKS: playing at Nitehawk until March 20! PHILOMENA is the true story of one mother’s search for her lost son.
Falling pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena 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 spent the next fifty years searching for him in vain. Then she met Martin Sixsmith, a world-weary political journalist who happened to be intrigued by her story. Together they set off for America on a journey that would not only reveal the extraordinary story of Philomena’s son, but also create an unexpectedly close bond between them.