Leeds International Film Festival returns to the legendary City Varieties Music Hall with a double bill of Battle of the Sexes & Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool this Friday. 

Films Stars Don't Die in Liverpool 

In this extraordinary true-life story, Annette Bening plays ageing Hollywood star Gloria Grahame, who meets and falls in love with a much younger actor (Jamie Bell) while performing in Liverpool in the 1970's. As the two embark on their romance, we follow them from England to Los Angeles, from stage to hospital, and from laughter to tears. Paul McGuigan's endearing retelling based on the memoir by British actor Peter Turner, features an all star cast including Julie Walters, Vanessa Redgrave and Kenneth Cranham.

Friday 10 November, 12.45 & 6pm. 

Battle of the Sexes

From the acclaimed directors of Little Miss Sunshine comes this playful true story of gender wars on the tennis court. In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women's movement, the 1973 tennis match between women's world champion Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-men's champion Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as the 'Battle of the Sexes'. This became one of the most watched sports events of all time, but as the tennis rivalry intensified, each was fighting more personal and complex battles off court.

Friday 10 November, 3.15pm & 8.30pm.