Friday Night Film: Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
December 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (1 hour 46 minutes)
(R for language, some sexual content and brief nudity.)
Inspired by a true story.
Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Julie Walters.
Based on Peter Turner’s memoir, this film follows the playful but passionate relationship between Turner and the eccentric Academy Award-winning actress Gloria Grahame 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. Their passion and lust for life is tested to the limits by events beyond their control.
Peter Travis, Rolling Stone: “What an astounding actress Annette Bening is. And she’s at her very best…”
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian: “Bell and Bening are tremendous.”