THERE’S a special screening at Cineworld, Wednesday, of the acclaimed film Starfish, the true and incredibly moving story of Tom and Nicola Ray, whose love is tested to the limit when their perfect life falls apart.
Starring Downton Abbey’s Joanne Froggatt as Nic and Da Vinci’s Demons star Tom Riley as Tom, the movie tells the emotional tale of courage in the face of adversity.
When Tom puts his small daughter to bed one chilly December evening, he has everything he could ever want - the house of his dreams, the life of a writer, a beautiful wife and a second baby on the way.
By the next morning, all of this is in jeopardy as Tom succumbs to the devastating illness that is sepsis.
As Tom and Nic battle to hold their family and their marriage together, the strength of their relationship is the only thing that can save them.
Starfish received its international premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in June and has gone on to receive great reviews.
The special one day screening includes additional footage from the premiere, giving the audience a sense of how it was to be there on the night. More importantly, however, it also gives a sense of the extraordinary true story behind the film and the importance of raising awareness for the deadly killer which is sepsis.
Producer Pippa Cross says, “We are thrilled to have the support of Cineworld in bringing this important and wonderfully rewarding film to a bigger audience through this special screening.
“We hope audiences who see the film will become part of the fast-growing family of the film and help us to spread the word for future screenings and for sepsis awareness.”
Golden Globe Winner Joanne Froggatt is delighted to have starred in the film and adds, “I just think it’s the most inspiring love story and Tom Riley and I feel very privileged to have been able to bring Tom and Nic’s story to the screen.”
Starfish, Cineworld, Fountain Park, Wednesday, 7.45pm, www.cineworld.co.uk