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Steve Coogan and Philomena Lee on "Philomena"

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Steve Coogan and Philomena Lee discuss the film “Philomena,” which Coogan co-wrote, co-produced, and stars in. The film is based on the Philomena Lee’s true life story, which is based BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith’s book The Lost Child of Philomena Lee. It tells the story Philomena Lee’s efforts, with the help of Sixsmith, to find the son she gave up for adoption decades before. “Philomena” opens November 22 at the Paris and Sunshine Landmark Cinemas.

Guests:

Steve Coogan and Philomena Lee

Comments [2]

Mary Valentine

The story of Philomena is a story that needs telling. Over and over again, the mothers that released these children for adoption experience exactly what Philomena did: deep shame until they meet their own child -- or as in her case -- that connection is made.

Adult adoptees have a right to their own Original Birth Certificate. Nobody is being protected by the laws that prevent it.

Nov. 30 2013 08:30 AM
Ed from Larchmont

People love to kick the Church. What is missing here is a general description of Irish society in general.

Nov. 19 2013 01:18 PM

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