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Library showing free film

May 20, 2014

The Fairfield Public Library will present a free movie Friday, with doors opening at 7 p.m., and the film beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The film being shown is a 2013 award-nominated drama based on the 2009 investigative book by BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith, “The Lost Child of Philomena Lee.” It focuses on the efforts of a mother to locate 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 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, a BBC reporter with whom she decides to discover her long-lost son.

The film is rated PG-13 and lasts one hour and 38 minutes.

See the library’s calendar on its website at www.fairfield.lib.ia.us for additional details about the free movie. Click on the link below.

Organic popcorn and bottled water will be available.

The donations for popcorn, water and the movie help the library renew its movie licenses.

The library’s license does not allow it to announce the title of the free film that will be shown.

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