CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?:
Friday, November 30 – 7 pm /
Saturday, December 1 – 4 pm & 7:30 pm /
Sunday, December 2 – 4 pm & 7:30 pm /
Wednesday, December 5 – 7 pm /
Thursday, December 6 – 7 pm.
In Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Melissa McCarthy stars as Lee Israel, the best-selling celebrity biographer (and cat lover) who made her living in the 1970’s and 80’s profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estée Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee found herself unable to get published because she had fallen out of step with the marketplace, she turned her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack (Richard E. Grant).
Insider’s tip: “McCarthy is exceptional as the irascible Lee, and her skill in a dramatic role should be no surprise. Her performance is detailed, nuanced and subtly affecting, while Grant brings the relief as the tragicomic Jack, who showboats in circles around McCarthy, who’s in the straight man role for a change” (Katie Walsh, Chicago Tribune). Rex Reed, Observer, adds: “The miracle is Melissa McCarthy, whose tortured portrait of disgraced celebrity author and convicted forger Lee Israel is the consummate performance of her career and the crowning achievement of her life. I have seen Can You Ever Forgive Me? twice, rubbing my eyes with astonishment and discovering something new and wonderful each time. This is my favorite film of 2018.”
A Metacritic.com “MUST SEE.”