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Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
Dir. Paul McGuigan, UK, USA, 105mins, 2017
- Fri 8 Dec: 7.30pm
- Sun 10 Dec: 7pm
- Mon 11 Dec: 7.30pm
- Wed 13 Dec: 2.30pm
- Thu 14 Dec: 7.30pm
Based on Peter Turner’s memoir, the film follows the playful but passionate relationship between Turner (Jamie Bell) and the eccentric Academy Award-winning actress Gloria Grahame (Annette Bening) in 1978 Liverpool.
What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale and her young lover quickly grows into a deeper relationship, with Turner being the person Gloria turns to for comfort. We follow them from England to Los Angeles, from stage to hospital, and from laughter to tears in a showbiz love story rarely seen onscreen.
‘Director Paul McGuigan finds the balance between pathos and humour, working from Matt Greenhalgh’s adaptation of a memoir by the actor and writer Peter Turner…It’s a beguiling story and Bell and Bening are tremendous as the star-crossed lovers.’