Martock Film Night - Parish Hall

Martock Film Night - Parish Hall


Saturday, 28th April 2018

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (15). 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. Film starts at 7.30pm, doors open 7pm. Tickets £5.50 in advance from Martock News, Moorlands Precinct and Martock Gallery, Water St. or £6 on the door. Refreshments available.

“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.” 

Britflicks.com

 

Rotten Tomatoes: Critics score 95%

 

“Oscar predictors, prepare to add another major Best Actress contender to your lists. After four Academy Award nominations across two decades, it feels like the right time to herald Annette Bening, and she may just have found her winning project in Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool.”

The Telegraph

 

Film starts at 7.30pm, doors open 7pm. Tickets £5.50 in advance from Martock News, Moorlands Precinct and Martock Gallery, Water St. or £6 on the door. Refreshments available.

 

Martock Film Nights are presented by Moviola in association with Martock Community Group.

 

For more information see our new website – www.martockfilmnight.co.uk or contact Jonathan Swabey 01935 826457