UVA : Culbreth Theatre
Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool2017. UK. 105 min.
Director: Paul McGuigan Featuring: Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Kenneth Cranham, Vanessa Redgrave, Leanne Best.
Divulging the vibrant affair between Peter Turner (Jamie Bell) and the legendary Academy Award-winning actress Gloria Grahame (Annette Bening) in 1978, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool follows the growth of a passionate relationship between two like-minded souls. After their paths cross in a Primrose Hill guesthouse, an unlikely friendship between the aspiring actor and fading star blossoms into a full-blown romance. When Peter receives a phone call that Gloria has collapsed in a Lancaster hotel, their lust for life is tested to the limits by events beyond their control. Introduction by Shilpa Davé (UVA)