Sedona Film Fest presents ‘Philomena’ encore April 5

Judi Dench and Steve Coogan star in film at Mary D. Fisher Theatre

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present a “Festival Flashback” of the sensational Academy Award-nominated film “Philomena” on Monday, April 5 at 4 and 7 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

“Philomena” is the first film in a month-long tribute to Dame Judi Dench with a special “Judi-Judi-Judi” series in April featuring a different Judi Dench film every Monday.

“Philomena” was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score and Best Leading Actress for Judi Dench.

These two unlikely companions are on a journey to find her long lost son.

“Philomena” — based on the incredible true story — is the highly acclaimed comedy from director Stephen Frears starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan.

When former journalist Martin Sixsmith (Coogan) is dismissed from the Labor Party in disgrace, he is at a loss as to what do. That changes when a young Irish woman approaches him about a story of her mother, Philomena Lee (Dench).