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Movie: Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

May 8, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The sultry Gloria Grahame won a best supporting actress Oscar for her performance in 1952’s The Bad and the Beautiful.  She appeared in films alongside Humphrey Bogart, Robert Mitchum, Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, and a bevy of other icons.  Her star blazed brightly then faded quickly, but she did not disappear.

How Grahame spent her later years is the subject of this beautiful – and rare – ode to life after fame.  Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool features Annette Bening as Grahame and Jamie Bell (Nicholas Nicholby, Billy Elliot), as her lover Peter Turner, a working-class English actor.

Drawing on Turner’s memoir of the same name, director Paul McGuigan fashions a moving narrative that embraces the high and lows of the erstwhile Hollywood star’s time spent living in Liverpool in the 1970s.  As the two embark on their romance, we follow them from England to Los Angeles, from stage to hospital, and from laughter to tears.  Unorthodox and sincere, the film is the kind of showbiz love story seldom depicted onscreen.

Cert R  1 hr 45 min  Biography / Drama / Romance

$10.00  Adult, $8.00  Youth, aged under 18 years, $9.00, with Film Buff card. All prices include HST.

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May 8, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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King’s Theatre
209 St. George Street
Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1A0 Canada
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