Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool

Director: Paul McGuigan.
Starring: Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Julie Walters. UK 2017. 106 mins.

Based on actor Peter Turner’s poignant memoir, Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool follows the intense romance kindled by Hollywood legend Gloria Grahame and the much younger Turner in the late 1970s. Looking for stage work in Britain to revive her career, Grahame (Bening) meets Turner (Bell) in a London boarding house, sparking a vibrant, whirlwind affair. A few years later, after their courtship has ended, Grahame collapses in a Lancaster hotel. Her health failing, she reaches out to her former flame. When she moves to Liverpool to stay with Turner and his family, the pair’s memories of what they once had come flooding back. Bell and Bening excel as the star-crossed lovers, vividly capturing their physical and emotional connection. For Bening in particular, this might just be the performance that makes it her year at the Oscars.

General admission screenings

Sun 19th Nov
Mon 20th Nov
13.30 16.00 18.30
Tue 21st Nov
12.20 21.00
Wed 22nd Nov
11.30 16.30 18.50
Thu 23rd Nov

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Thu 23rd Nov 13.50 Silver Screen: Aged over 60? Join the Silver Screen Club for discounted tickets and a free tea or coffee at these shows. Usual ticket prices apply to non-Members.

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