With Stephen Frears in person, followed by a Q&A moderated by David Schwartz
At the Lighthouse Theater, 111 East 59 Street, Manhattan
Dir. Stephen Frears. 2013, 94 mins. DCP courtesy of The Weinstein Company. With Judi Dench, Steve Coogan. Based on an investigative book by a BBC correspondent, Stephen Frears’s powerfully engaging new film focuses on the efforts of Philomena Lee (magnificently played by Judi Dench), the Irish-Catholic mother of a boy who was conceived out of wedlock and given away for adoption in the United States. After starting a family years later in England, she meets a BBC reporter with whom she decides to discover her long-lost son.
This screening is an invite-only event for Silver Screen members and above.