The WEINSTEIN COMPANY and the MUSEUM OF TOLERANCE invite you to meet the real PHILOMENA LEE at a special encore screening of 


Special MOT Member Only Screening

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 7:00pm


Based on the 2009 investigative book by BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith, The Lost Child of Philomena Lee, PHILOMENA 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. After starting a family years later in England and, for the most part, moving on with her life, Lee meets Sixsmith (Steve Coogan), a BBC reporter with whom she decides to discover her long-lost son.

Directed by Stephen Frears, written by Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope. 

Followed by Q & A with the real PHILOMENA LEE who has just returned from an audience with Pope Francis regarding the Philomena Project.

A dessert reception will follow the discussion.


Reservations for the screening of PHILOMENA are closed. If you would like to be contacted if we receive cancellations. Please e-mail Please include name, telephone number, e-mail address and Member Number and if you need 1 or a maximum of 2 tickets.


Free underground parking.  Please be considerate of our residential neighbors and make every effort to avoid driving through single-family residential neighborhood streets.


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PLEASE NOTE: Special Message for MOT visitors from March to Mid-June.

We are happy to report that the MOT is extremely busy during this time of year. Due to high volume of school groups on weekdays between March and mid June, we strongly recommend that public visitors purchase tickets for 1p.m. or later to optimize your experience and not have to wait long for timed exhibits.

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