A Love That Never Dies will Premiere on Fri 18th May at The Prince Charles Cinema
The Good Grief Project in association with Beyond Goodbye Media are thrilled to announce that following their UK Premiere of new documentary A Love That Never Dies at The Prince Charles Cinema on Friday 18th May, former star of Holby City, Coronation Street and Taggart, John Michie will join the director-producer husband and wife team, Jane Harris and Jimmy Edmonds for the Q&A.
Having tragically lost his daughter, Louella Michie last year at the age of 25, John Michie is now an ambassador for The Good Grief Project, who are dedicated to understanding grief as a creative and active process.
The Q&A will be hosted by Maria Ahern who is the Chair of The Compassionate Friends organisation of bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents dedicated to the support and care of other similarly bereaved family members who have suffered the death of a child or children of any age, from any cause.
A LOVE THAT NEVER DIES is a personal journey by two bereaved parents Jane Harris and Jimmy Edmonds and a love letter to their son Josh. Their son died in a road accident in South East Asia seven years ago and they now honour him with their own journeys: to Vietnam and the place where he died, to Varanasi, India and a road trip across the USA, where they meet with other families who have also lost a child, all of whom have found grief variously isolating, transformative yet ultimately life-enhancing.
A poetic film in a culture that is still uneasy talking about death, dying and bereavement, this film gives a hopeful voice to grief in ways that will move and inspire.
Actor and Ambassador of The Good Grief Project, John Michie said: “When your child dies it is devastating for the family, and in many cases affects people for the rest of their lives. It is, for this reason, I am honoured to become an Ambassador for this vital and worthy charity and take part in the Q and A at the London Premiere of A Love That Never Dies.”
Maria Ahern, Chair of The Compassionate Friends said: “It is a great honour to be asked to chair this important event. As well as providing a glimpse into bereavement, the film offers an insight for those who support bereaved parents: family, friends, colleagues, and the wider community. When a parent loses their child, all their relationships are affected. Understanding this, and how important it is to maintain a relationship with that child, is key to being able to provide that support.”
Director, Cinematographer & Editor, Jimmy Edmonds said: “As a filmmaker, A Love That Never Dies has been the hardest project I’ve ever worked on. As a bereaved dad, it has probably saved my life”.
Co-Director and Producer, Jane Harris said: “It’s about not shying away from grief, of not letting go but of continuing the bond with the deceased and finding rewards where we expected none”.
A LOVE THAT NEVER DIES is released in UK cinemas 18th May #LoveNeverDiesFilm https://alovethatneverdiesfilm.com/#screenings
Dying Matters Awareness Week – 14th-20th May 2018 https://www.dyingmatters.org/AwarenessWeek
A Love That Never Dies will be in UK cinemas from Friday 18th May, with screenings appearing at the below locations:
- The Watershed, Bristol – Sunday 20th May
- The Electric, Birmingham – Monday 21st May
- HOME, Manchester – Wednesday 30th May
- The Dukes Cinema, Lancaster – Monday 4th June
- The Phoenix Cinema, East Finchley – Thursday 7th June
- The Phoenix Cinema, Exeter – Monday 11th June
- The Ultimate Picture Palace, Oxford – Thursday 14th June
- Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff – Tuesday 26th June
- The Guildhall, Gloucester – Wednesday 11th July
- The Plaza, Truro – Tuesday 17th July
- Dartington Hall, Totness – TBC – July
“Beautifully made, poetic in its grace, deeply moving…inspiring” Roger Graef (Filmmaker)
“A very personal labour of love that never feels indulgent. Good stuff” Charlie Phillips (The Guardian)
“Powerful and important stories. Grief can bring us together and teach us how to live. Few people have embraced their grief stories with as much love and energy and courage as Jimmy and Jane.” Dr Katherine Shear (Centre for Complicated Grief – Columbia University)
“An incredible film so full of sadness, beauty, empathy and love” Ollie Huddlestone (Film editor)