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Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

UK , 2017, 105mins, M Offensive language & sexual references

  • Directed by Paul McGuigan (‘Lucky Number Seven’, ‘Wicker Park’, ‘Push’)
  • Starring Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Vanessa Redgrave, Stephen Graham, James Bloor, Frances Barber, Leanne Best
  • Written by Matt Greenhalgh (based on the memoir of the same name by Peter Turner)
  • Drama, True Story & Biography, Romance

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Showing

  • 7:30PM, Saturday, 17 March
  • 2PM, Wednesday, 21 March
  • 5PM, Sunday, 25 March

Annette Bening and Jamie Bell star in this adaptation of British actor Peter Turner’s memoir, directed by Emmy-nominee Paul McGuigan.

“Drawing on [Peter] Turner’s memoir of the same name, director Paul McGuigan fashions a moving narrative that embraces the high and lows of the erstwhile Hollywood star’s time spent living in Liverpool in the 1970s. Gloria (Bening) is in her fifties, but her vitality and eccentricity leave Peter (Bell), who is decades younger, enraptured by this outrageous new force in his life.

As the two embark on their romance, we follow them from England to Los Angeles, from stage to hospital, and from laughter to tears.” (Toronto International Film Festival)

In the shadow of Harvey Weinstein, the case of Gloria Grahame – chewed up and spat out by the studios – could not be more relevant. But the film gets its unusual power from the fact that it has something to offer in place of fame and sexual oppression.