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WIN a Double Pass to THE PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN (In Cinemas February 20)

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Starring Mel Gibson & Sean Penn

Thanks to our generous friends at Transmissions Film, we're giving our members the chance to WIN an in-season double pass to THE PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN - in cinemas February 20. We have 10 in-season double passes up for grabs!

Based on the worldwide best-selling novel by Simon Winchester, THE PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN is an extraordinary true tale of madness, genius, and obsession about two remarkable men who created history with the writing of the Oxford English Dictionary.

The compilation of the Oxford English Dictionary began in 1857 and was one of the most ambitious, and revolutionary projects ever undertaken. Professor James Murray (Mel Gibson) took on the challenge of creating the most comprehensive dictionary ever compiled, but knew that it would take him and his team over a century to compile all known definitions. However, by "crowd sourcing" the work, that is, by enlisting definitions from people all over the world, the dictionary could be compiled in mere decades.

As definitions were collected, the overseeing committee, led by Professor Murray, discovered that one man, Dr. W.C. Minor (Sean Penn), had submitted more than ten thousand words. When the committee insisted on honoring him, a shocking truth came to light: Dr. Minor, an American Civil War veteran, was a convicted murderer and being held at an asylum for the criminally insane.


To celebrate the release of THE PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN in cinemas Febraury 20, WeekendNotes subscribers have the chance to win an in-season double pass.

To go into the draw, all you have to do is send an email titled 'THE PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN ' to and let us know in 25 words or less why you want to see this anticipated film. Please make sure to include your full name and mailing address so we can send you your prize!

10 lucky winners will be drawn on 17 February 2020.

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THE PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN - only in cinemas February 20.

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