Can you Ever Forgive Me?
Doors Open 6 pm for Optional Sit-Down Dinner
Movie Starts at 7:15 pm
This film is based on the biography of Manhattan author Lee Israel, who published successful biographical profiles of celebrities Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estée Lauder and others before hitting hard, unpublished, times. To revive her fortunes Lee Israel turned to equally successful forgery, ably aided and abetted by Jack Hock, occasional friend, occasional foe and ever-willing drinking partner. Inspired acting by Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids) and Richard E. Grant (Withnail and I), both nominated for 2019 Oscars for their performances, with a hilariously dark screenplay by Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty, both nominated for 2019 Oscars for it, and deftly directed by Marielle Heller, Can you ever forgive me? has won 48 awards at major international film festivals and been nominated for another 85. Breath-taking, wickedly funny, audaciously-improper: unmissable, contemporary film-making.