Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool
We once again feature Annette Bening in our Rialto Recommends selection with 2017's FILM STARS DON'T DIE IN LIVERPOOL. Liverpool, 1978: What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme-fatale, the eccentric Academy Award-winning actress Gloria Grahame (Annette Bening), and her young lover, British actor Peter Turner (Jamie Bell), quickly grows into a deeper relationship, with Turner being the person Gloria turns to for comfort. The Saint Louis Dispatch raved "Bening is outstanding as a woman who fears that her fame and beauty are slipping away, and Bell ("Billy Elliot") brings to his character a heartbreaking vulnerability." While Rolling Stone raved "What an astounding actress Annette Bening is. And she's at her very best playing Gloria Grahame, a screen siren of the 1940s and 1950s, who faced a health crisis in her final days with the help of a new love (a terrific Jamie Bell)." FILM STARS DON'T DIE IN LIVERPOOL is streaming on Fubo, Starz, and DirectTV. It is available to rent for a modest fee from Amazon, GooglePlay, YouTube, RedBox and others. Sadly overlooked by the Oscars the film did pick-up BAFTA nominations for both Bening and Bell.