Somerset Moviola and the Nunney Village Hall Committee present Philomena, on Friday 14 March at Nunney Village Hall.

PhilomenaBased on the 2009 investigative book by BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith, The Lost Child of Philomena Lee, Philomena focuses on the efforts of Philomena Lee – played by Dame Judy Dench.

She was 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 (played by Steve Coogan), a BBC reporter with whom she decides to discover her long-lost son.

Directed by Stephen Frears, Philomena has a 12A certificate and was released in November 2013.

Judy Dench has been nominated for Best Actress Oscar and the film is nominated for an Oscar in the Best Picture category too.

Philomena is shown at Nunney Village Hall on Friday 14 March at 7.30pm. Door open at 7.00pm. Seats cannot be reserved, so please come early.

Tickets cost £5.00 in advance at the SPAR shop in Nunney or £6.00 on the door. The bar is open from 7pm, and the programme begins at 7.30pm with a ‘short’ and a trailer for the next film. Come early to obtain a good seat!

Contact information
Roger Hutchings
Somerset Moviola
Telephone 01373 836 049

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