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BFI Southbank Guide Oct-Nov 2017

PREVIEWS Preview: Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool UK 2017. Dir Paul McGuigan. With Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Vanessa Redgrave. 105min. Digital. Cert tbc. Courtesy of Lionsgate Fresh from its European premiere at the BFI London Film Festival, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool tells the story of ageing Hollywood star Gloria Grahame (Bening), a goddess of the silver screen in Hollywood’s Golden Age, who now resides in Liverpool and makes a living from intimate performances. @BFI 7 TUE 14 NOV 18:10 NFT1 Her life takes a sudden turn when she encounters Peter Turner (Bell), an irrepressibly charming young man. Passion soon transforms into something deeper when circumstances beyond their control profoundly affect their lives. Tickets £15, concs £12 (Members pay £2 less) See p46 for our Gloria Grahame season Sonic Cinema Presents: Preview: Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami + Q&A with Grace Jones and director Sophie Fiennes Ireland-UK 2017. Dir Sophie Fiennes. 116min. Digital. Cert tbc. Courtesy of Trafalgar Releasing Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami takes the viewer on an intimate and electrifying journey that moves between four cinematic layers – performance, family, artist and gypsy – to explore the fascinating world of this pop cultural phenomenon. Here we see her behind the mask as a daughter, mother, sister and grandmother emerge, alongside taking to the stage for a specially commissioned performance, showcasing the legendary hits Pull Up to the Bumper and Slave to the Rhythm. WED 25 OCT 19:15 NFT1 Larger than life – bordering on the cartoon-like – wild, scary and androgynous, Grace Jones plays all these parts. We are delighted to welcome Grace Jones to stage after the film to discusses her life and work with some of her closest collaborators, from the worlds of music, fashion, art and film. Tickets £23, concs £19 (Members pay £2 less) See p59 for our BUG special Q&A DOC


BFI Southbank Guide Oct-Nov 2017
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