Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool
Join us for morning tea, a discussion on the golden age of Hollywood hosted by film critic Jan Epstein and special guest Eloise Ross, president of the Melbourne Cinémathèque, door prizes and an advance screening. All at regular tickets prices!
10.15am - Doors open
10.30am - Morning tea
10.40am – Discussion/Q&A
11.00am – Film commences
Annette Bening and Jamie Bell star in an incredible, stranger-than-fiction true story of a Hollywood siren who fell into a joyful romance with a younger actor from Liverpool.
Gloria Grahame was a star in the golden age of movies, a film noir femme fatale with an Oscar to her name. But by the 1970s she was struggling on the stage in London, and when she met Peter Turner in a boarding house, it seemed to be the romance that was going to turn her life around. But when Gloria is struck by serious illness, she asks Peter if she can stay with his family in working-class Liverpool.
Based on Peter Turner’s own memoir, FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL is a tender portrait of an unlikely but passionate love affair, highlighting the terrible demands placed upon actresses as they age, and is a glorious showcase for the talents of Annette Bening.
Deluxe: In-Cinema dining session.
Event: Special event screening, complimentary & discount tickets do not apply
CC & AD: Closed captions or audio description available for individual use for this session, captions DO NOT appear on-screen.
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