Monday, May 28th Movie showing: "FILM STARS DON'T DIE IN LIVERPOOL": 8 pm at the Clayoquot Sound Theatre in Tofino! Doors & Snacks at 7:15, Tix $8 at the door.
Films Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
Biography/Drama/Romance, 2018, UK, 106 min, PG
Director: Paul McGuigan (Lucky Number Slevin Wicker Park)
Love, Just Like in the Movies
Gloria Grahame seemed to be on the road to huge Hollywood Fame. She starred in several films as the femme fatale and won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in The Bad and the Beautiful. But she was blacklisted when she wouldn't "cooperate" with studio execs and big (male) stars. In the late 1970s, Peter Turner was a young actor living in digs in Primrose Hill. One of his fellow lodgers in the London flat was Gloria Grahame – the girl who couldn’t say no in Oklahoma!, the wayward small-town floozy in It’s a Wonderful Life.
This film is based on actor Peter Turner's memoir of the same name. It follows the playful but passionate relationship between Turner and the eccentric actress in 1978, Liverpool. What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary beauty 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.
CAST: Annette Bening, Jamie Bell (who starred as Billy Elliott in the 2000 film), Julie Walters, Vanessa Redgrave, Kenneth Grahame
Co-Sponsored by Wendy and the HI Tofino Hostel– Draw Prizes!
Wikipedia: Gloria Grahame
Review: The Globe and Mail
Opinion: The BAFTAS vs The Oscars
Thanks to our friends and sponsors: The Clayoquot Sound Community Theatre Association, The District of Tofino, Marion Syme, Warren's Organic Concession, The Clayoquot Biosphere Trust, Green Soul Organics, Caravan Beach Shop, The Treehouse Gift Company, St. Columba's Anglican/United Church, Mark Hobson Gallery, Picnic Charcuterie, Wendy from the Tofino Hostel, and our newest sponsor, Storm Light Outfitters & Method Marine!
EXTRA-SPECIAL THANKS to the Tofino Co-op for donating $10,000 to our "New Projector Fund".
TENTATIVE LISTINGS FOR JUNE!
JUNE 4TH: A FANTASTIC WOMAN (Best Foreign Language film nomination)
JUNE 11TH: Hmmmm not sure
JUNE 18TH: INDIAN HORSE
JUNE 25TH LEAN INTO THE WIND (Andy Goldsworthy's second film)