Opening at The Ross on Friday, February 23, FILM STARS DON'T DIE IN LIVERPOOL showcases brilliant work from Annette Bening, whose performance is more than enough to outweigh this biopic's basic narrative. The reason to pay attention to “FILM STARS DON'T DIE IN LIVERPOOL” is the reason it got made in the first place: the opportunity it provides to see star Annette Bening in action. –Kenneth Travers, Los Angeles Times 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). –Peter Travers, Rolling Stone Landing lightly on the loneliness of fame and the ravages of aging, “FILM STARS DON'T DIE IN LIVERPOOL” is a fond farewell to a distinctive talent. –Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times FILM STARS DON'T DIE IN LIVERPOOL is showing at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center on Friday, February 23 through Thursday, March 1. Show times are available at www.TheRoss.org, by consulting your newspaper, or by calling the MRRMAC film information line at 402.472.5353. The Motion Picture Association of America has rated FILM STARS DON'T DIE IN LIVERPOOL R (for language, some sexual content and brief nudity). This program is being presented with the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. Based on Peter Turner's memoir, the film follows the playful but passionate relationship between Turner (Bell) and the eccentric Academy Award®-winning actress Gloria Grahame (Bening) in 1978 Liverpool. What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale 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.