Tuesday 16th January 2018 - 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm, Palmer Building
It’s 1979 and former Hollywood femme fatale Gloria Grahame (Annette Bening) is spending her twilight years acting on the stage in England. Living in her boarding house is struggling young actor Peter Turner (Jamie Bell). Grahame invites him into her room to rehearse some dance moves, but, of course, it’s a seduction, and the two embark on a tender and tempestuous affair. Adapted by Matt Greenhalgh from Turner’s memoir, Paul McGuigan directs a bittersweet romance with Julie Walters and Stephen Graham offering colourful support as Peter’s tight-knit family in Liverpool.
UK 2017 – directed by Paul McGuigan – with Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Kenneth Cranham, Stephen Graham, Frances Barber – 105 min
Bell and Bening are tremendous as the star-crossed lovers – THE GUARDIAN
Talented filmmakers and two stars working at the height of their powers – THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER