Contest – Philomena Prescreening

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This week I have 20 sets of passes to a prescreening of Philomena to give away.  You may not have heard of it, but it’s racking up some impressive awards on the festival circuit, so you might want to check it out.  And what better way to do that than for free and before anyone else!

Screening details:

November 6, 2013 – 7:30 PM
Landmark’s E-Street Cinema
555 11th Street NW
Washington, DC 20004

UPDATE:  This contest is now closed.  All winners will be notified shortly.

To win a pair of passes, just leave a comment below with your favorite “based on a true story” film.

A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman’s search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent.

As always, seating is first come first served and passes do not guarantee a seat.  Please arrive early.

  • CiCi Ochoa

    I would welcome a pass to the screening of Philomena scheduled November 06, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. at Landmark’s E-Street Cinema in Washington, DC. I enjoy the work of Dame Judi Dench.

  • K.K.

    My personal favorite is “I Love You Phillip Morris”

  • Amy Wall

    Being from Wv my favorite was we are Marshall. But was a big fan of Fruitvale Station.

  • AdamHlava

    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Ed Gein is from my hometown

  • giselle

    My guilty pleasure is “Whats Love Got to Do With it” but “My Left Foot” is the absolute best!

  • Todd711

    Born on The Fourth of July is a powerful story and film.

  • Darria King

    I really enjoyed Captain Phillips and Fruitvale Station this year. Hard to choose one.

  • Mike Pina

    Mike Pina
    Born on the Fourth of July

  • John Kinsella

    John Kinsella
    Bloody Sunday

  • disqus_lxmgTjwpyX

    Pork Chop Hill

  • Kat

    12 Years A Slave, The Fifth Estate and Fruitvale Station

  • Diana

    The Social Network

  • Gus Gebel

    John Q

  • Katie Miller

    Catch Me If You Can!

  • Meg S

    Harry Potter! Wait, is that not real? Then I’ll go with A League of Their Own 🙂

  • Shannon


  • David

    In This World

  • mokacat

    There are so many films based on a true story that I love, but I was blown away by Paul Greengrass’ peerless 9/11 film “United 93.”

  • Catherine Nuzum

    The Great Escape

  • Arr Ell

    The Excorcist.!
    Ryan Liddell

  • Clarence

    “La Vie en Rose” if only because Marion Cotillard is amazing!

  • Ryan

    The Krays, an excellent old school british gangster film.

    Ryan W

  • Hlope

    Exodus, a great movie..

  • LacyMB

    12 Years a Slave is one of the most powerful “true story” films I’ve seen in a long time, maybe ever.

  • rfiniw

    “Lincoln” a real life lessen in politics where everything is at stake.

  • jimi jack black

    My favorite “based on a true story” is 12
    Years A Slave. The director pulled no
    punches in bringing to the screen the
    brutality and shameful era in American

  • Randolph

    Malcolm X

  • Joseph Turzanski

    Ben Hur

  • Elizabeth Gaffin


  • Neal Long

    My favorite “based on a true story” film is Milk.

  • PRlady007

    I loved Argo!

  • Travis Dove

    The Social Network – best movie ever!

  • Anita Glick

    FRUITVALE Station

  • Thalonius Stanley

    Captain Phillips was thoroughly enjoying to watch.

  • Mary E Duncan

    42 and Lincoln were two of my favorites

  • dwjenpsych

    The Pursuit of Happyness.

  • claudiaayatestimmons

    12 Years a Slave

  • James Douglass Haley

    I choose the movie, “42” about Jackie Robinson’s American major league baseball ordeal fighting against racism.

  • W Wong

    Captain Phillips

  • Sterling Monique

    What’s Love got to do with it

  • jbreitsc

    Captain Phillips

  • ryankrystle

    There are a lot of them but one film “42” about Jackie Robinson is a recent favorite.

  • JNJD

    The Hurricane with Denzel Washington. It’s an incredible story.
    Nequella Demery

  • CV

    Lovelace was a gripping account of one woman’s life in the adult industry. It was limited release so most didn’t see it.


  • dtepfer

    Fruitvale Station was so unassuming, and then it zinged me.

  • J.S.

    Erin Brockovich

  • Rita MG

    Pina … dance and narrative movie about German dancer Pina Bausch

  • Hlope

    It was so real to see women trying so hard to win… ” A league of their Own”.