Winter Programme



A United Kingdom

Thursday 12th April - at 3pm and 7:30pm

Film Stars Son't Die in Liverpool (15) -105 mins Biography/Drama/Romance

"The story is based on the memoir by British actor Peter Turner and follows the playful but passionate relationship between Turner (Jamie Bell) and the eccentric Academy Award-winning actress Gloria Grahame (Annette Bening). First meeting in theatrical digs in London, the legendary femme fatale and her young lover share a passionate relationship for a time but then drift apart. Years later she collapses while on tour in the North of England, and turns to her one-time lover for help and support. He takes her home to Liverpool to his parents (Julie Walters and Kenneth Cranham) to be looked after.


"Bening superbly captures Grahame's way of talking, fears of ageing, and her old-school allure. Jamie Bell creates a characterisation of depth and maturity that makes his relationship with Grahame completely believable. Their chemistry together is superb. The moving, well-judged, wonderfully acted film has humour, compassion, tenderness, kindness and sadness that is even more moving because it all basically happened."