In the hands and mouths of San Francisco playwright Lauren Gunderson (writer of 2015’s “Silent Sky”), Theatre Horizon guest director Kathryn MacMillan and four of Philadelphia’s wiliest actresses (Jaylene Clark Owens, Claire Inie-Richards, Jessica Bedford and Charlotte Northeast) will get a little closer to 1789-era Paris this month with “The Revolutionists.”

The poignant romantic drama “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool,” based on bisexual actor/author Peter Turner’s memoir, recounts his brief but intense relationship with actress Gloria Grahame in Liverpool in 1979 and 1981.

The film, which opens at the Landmark Ritz at the Bourse Jan. 26, has Grahame (Annette Bening) calling Peter (Jamie Bell) and asking if she can stay with him after she doubles over in pain in her dressing room at a nearby theater.

“It’s just gas,” she tells him, in a lie they both want to believe.

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