Thursday 21st March 2019 - 7:45 pm - 10:30 pm, Palmer Building
Based on a true story, this film is about celebrity biographer Lee Israel who makes her living writing biographies of historical women. When her luck and her finances begin to run out she is unable to find work until she discovers a new skill in selling forged letters by famous authors. She is aided in this by her friend, Jack, but they soon find themselves on the wrong side of the law.
USA 2018 – Directed by Marielle Heller with Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells – 106 min
What is on paper a small-time heist film in the vein of the Coen Brothers or Breaking Bad is ultimately a cover for a more observant and relatable portrait of loneliness – VULTURE
McCarthy and Grant make for a delicious pair of miscreants in Can You Ever Forgive Me?, a memoir brimming with sharp wit and social observations – SCREEN RANT