• Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

    Directed by Paul McGuigan
    UK | 105 minutes | Special Presentation

  • Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

    Directed by Paul McGuigan
    UK | 105 minutes | Special Presentation

  • Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

    Directed by Paul McGuigan
    UK | 105 minutes | Special Presentation

  • Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

    Directed by Paul McGuigan
    UK | 105 minutes | Special Presentation

  

Annette Bening in attendance

Annette Bening captures the complicated spirit of Gloria Grahame, the Oscar®-winning, scandal-ridden actress with a voracious appetite for life and love. This moving love story begins long after Grahame’s days as a Hollywood star were over, when she returned to Liverpool with her much younger lover.

Schedule

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film synopsis

Annette Bening sinks her teeth into the juicy role of actress Gloria Grahame, one of the great screen femmes fatales of the 1940s and ’50s. But by the time this moving love story begins in the late ’70s, the Oscar®-winning, scandal-ridden star’s Hollywood career was behind her. Finding work on stage in England, her health failing, she returns to Liverpool and the arms of her much younger lover, Peter Turner, played by Jamie Bell. Without trying to imitate Grahame’s sultry kitten charm, Bening captures her complicated spirit, her voracious appetite for life and love. Bell, as grounded as his counterpart is volatile, matches her step for step as the movie veers between Liverpool and their earlier days together in Hollywood. Based on Turner’s own memoir, Paul McGuigan’s new film highlights the passion and the playfulness of the couple’s relationship, as well as the genuine affection they had for each other.

film details

Country: UK
Year: 2016
Running Time: 105 minutes
Language: English
Display Format: DCP
Director: Paul McGuigan
Producers: Barbara Broccoli, Colin Vaines
Principal Cast: Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Vanessa Redgrave
Cinematographers: Urszula Pontikos
Editor: Nick Emerson
Music: J. Ralph
Screenwriter: Matt Greenhalgh

guests in attendance

Annette Bening

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