BEHIND THE CANDELABRA (15)

Date Time
Fri 5th July 7.45pm
Sat 6th July 7.45pm
Sun 7th July 7.45pm
Thurs 11th July 10.30am & 7.45pm

Dir. Steven Soderbergh, USA, 2013, 118 mins
Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Scott Bakula, Dan Akroyd

Liberace was a virtuoso pianist, outrageous entertainer and flamboyant star of stage and television. A name synonymous with showmanship, extravagance and candelabras, he was a world-renowned performer with a flair that endeared him to his audiences. In summer 1977, handsome young stranger Scott Thorson walked into his dressing room and, despite their age difference and seemingly different worlds, the two embarked on a secretive five-year love affair. Behind the Candelabra looks at their tempestuous relationship, from their first meeting backstage at the Las Vegas Hilton to their bitter and public break-up.

‘This expertly assembled film recounts a true love story with honest humour, real feeling and startling insight.’ – Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall ‘Must See’ ****

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