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GLAMOUR Movie Club Preview: Philomena


Join us for our March GLAMOUR Movie Club Preview of Oscar Award-nominated movie Philomena, combining a stellar array of talent including Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Michelle Fairley and Sophie Kennedy Clark.

The film follows the moving story of Philomena Lee (Judi Dench), an Irish-Catholic mother who conceives a son out of wedlock. Bound by the doctrine of her church and judged by her harsh, penitential community, Philomena is forced to give the child up for adoption and soon after he is born, he is taken to America. Several years later she meets Martin Sixsmith (Steve Coogan), a reporter working for the BBC, and despite her having signed an adoption contract excluding her from her child’s life, the two embark on a quest to find her son. The film is based on the brilliant 2009 investigative book The Lost Child of Philomena Lee (Pan Macmillan, R213), written by real-life BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith and brought to life by the magic of director Stephen Frears.

Get ready for a heartfelt and powerful drama, plus special treats courtesy of GLAMOUR! Enjoy an interactive fashion experience with Pringle of Scotland and a unique wine tasting presented by Meridian Wine Merchants. GLAMOUR ticket holders will each receive a R150 voucher to shop at Pringle of Scotland in the Rosebank Mall, as well as delicious chocolates from Ritter. And if that hasn’t whet your appetite for all things GLAM, guests have the opportunity to win a weekend away at The Last Word Boutique Hotel in Constantia, Cape Town.

When: Wednesday, 19 March

Where: Cinema Nouveau, Rosebank Mall

Time: 7pm, screening at 8pm

Book: Call Ticketline on 082 16789 or visit

Bookings open Wednesday 12 March. Book early to avoid disappointment.

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