Film Group 12 Jan 2015: Philomena

When: Monday 12th January, doors open 17:45, film starts 18:00, ends 19:30

Where: Salón de Actos, Espai la Senieta, Moraira (next to the large free car park)

What: Philomena

U3A Membership Card for entrance (free) – NO booking required

To start the New Year we will be showing the exceptional film – ‘Philomena’.  Nominated for Best Film in the Golden Globe, BAFTA and Oscars, it stars Dame Judi Dench and Steve Coogan. This heartwarming film is ideal for the winter blues, and so we’ll look forward to seeing you.

Falling pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena (Judi Dench) 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 but with no success. Then she met Martin Sixsmith (Steve Coogan), a world-weary political journalist who happened to be intrigued by her story. Together they set off to America on a journey that would not only reveal the extraordinary story of Philomena’s son, but also create an unexpectedly close bond between Philomena and Martin. The film is a compelling narrative of human love and loss that ultimately celebrates life, showing that there is laughter even in the darkest places.