Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

Fri  Feb 16  4:00 pm
Sun  Feb 18  4:30 pm
Mon  Feb 19  4:30 pm
Wed  Feb 21  1:00 pm & 4:00 pm
Thu  Feb 22  4:00 pm & 7:00 pm

Admission: $8 for RBFS member; $10 for future members. Purchase admission only at the door, starting 30 minutes before screening. You must show your Film Society membership card to receive RBFS discount tickets. Please note: tickets are not refundable.

Location: Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2, Dartmouth Plaza, Lewes map 

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool is a drama about the real-life romance between the aging actress Gloria Grahame and an aspiring actor, with a star-turn by Annette Bening as Grahame.

Based on Peter Turner's memoir of the same name, the film follows the playful but passionate relationship between Turner (Jamie Bell) and the eccentric Academy Award®-winning actress Gloria Grahame (Bening) in 1978 Liverpool. What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale and her young lover quickly grows into a deeper relationship, with Turner being the person Gloria turns to for comfort. Their passion and lust for life is tested to the limits by events beyond their control. [2017, UK, Runtime: 105 minutes, Rated: R].

“Bening demonstrates again why she's one of the best actresses in the business, digging deep to find the woman behind the sex symbol and refusing to settle for the superficial,” writes Peter Travers of Rolling Stone. Rafer Guzman of Newsday praises the film for telling, “the story of this short-lived love with great sensitivity and respect… the movie is tender and rueful, with a brave and moving performance from Bening.”