Sunday 26 November

The conductor of the score to the romantic drama Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool is to take part in a question and answer session at Depot.

Lee Reynolds, who orchestrated the film’s soundtrack and conducted it for the recording at the famous Abbey Road studio one, will give insights into the process of film scoring in conversation with Depot’s marketing manager Dino Bishop.

Lee has conducted recording sessions at all the major London studios, and performances at the Barbican, LSO St Luke’s and the Berlin Philharmonie. He worked with the LSO in 2016 for recordings of Russian, Italian and Polish classical works, as well as recording projects with CANAL+ and Sega. Lee also recently conducted the world première of the new opera Belongings at Glyndebourne. He formed the Kantanti Ensemble in 2009.

Film Stars Don’t Die in Hollywood is based on Peter Turner’s memoir and follows the playful but passionate relationship between Turner and the eccentric Oscar-winning actress Gloria Grahame 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.

The Q&A takes place after the 17:15 screening of Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool on Sunday 26 November and included in the ticket price.

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