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IFF: Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (2017)

Once a Hollywood star, Gloria Grahame (Annette Bening) is now doing theatre in the UK. When she collapses one night, she calls an old flame (Jamie Bell) and asks him to take her to his family home in Liverpool. As she gets sicker, he remembers the romance they had that changed both their lives.

Despite roles in It’s A Wonderful LifeThe Big Heat and Oklahoma!, plus an Oscar on her shelf, Gloria Grahame’s fame hasn’t endured like other stars of her era. She’s more a good answer to a quiz question than a household name these days. Paul McGuigan’s drama is a fond look at the final years of Grahame’s life, telling the sweet tale of a relationship that lit her up long after her star wattage had faded.

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Indie Films Fernie (IFF) screens independent films at the Vogue Theatre on the first Sunday of every month from September – April at 5pm. Read more about IFF here.


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