FILM STARS Don’t Die in Liverpool is the title of the latest movie to be shown by Keighley Film Club.

The club’s volunteers are hosting the screening at the town’s Picture House cinema on North Street, on Sunday, February 18 at6pm.

After four broken marriages and on the cusp of a terminal illness, Gloria Graham rekindles a two-year romance with a young actor, Peter Turner, and seeks support in his parents’ Liverpool home.

The playful yet passionate arthouse drama/romance film starring Annette Bening and Jamie Bell is set in 1981.

Film Club spokesman Alan Watkinson said the film contained visual reminders of Graham’s golden days in the 40s and 50s when she worked with the likes of Humphrey Bogart and James Stewart.

He said: “These are juxta-positioned alongside contemporary memories, powerfully reminding us of the loneliness of fame and the ravages of ageing specifically on the female actress and their manipulation by the Hollywood machine.”

Julie Walters plays Peter Turner’s mother, reuniting her with Jamie Bell for the first time since they worked together on Billy Elliot 17 years ago.

Reviewers have commented on the film’s depiction of a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale and a young lover whose lust for life is tested by events beyond their control.

One reviewer said: “This is a lovingly-crafted film, emotional, darkly funny and deeply marinated in sexist Hollywood nostalgia”.

Directed by Paul McGuigan with screenplay by Mat Greenhalgh from a book by Peter Turner, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool also stars Vanessa Redgrave.

The film will be screened on Sunday, February 18 at 6pm. Doors open at 5.35pm, and the screening is open to all.