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Philomena
Arts Array - Film Showing
Date: 4/8/2014 4:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Cost: Free with VHCC ID - $7.75 for Community Admission
Location: Abingdon Cinemall
Abingdon, Virginia
PhilomenaBased on the 2009 investigative book by BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith, The Lost Child of Philomena Lee, the film 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. (98 minutes)