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Bozeman Film Society – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
January 18, 2019 @ 7:00pm
On Friday, January 18th, BFS brings the dramedy Can You Ever Forgive Me? Based on a 2008 memoir of the same name, Melissa McCarthy finally gets the dramatic role she deserves, shining as best-selling celebrity biographer (and friend to cats) Lee Israel, who made her living in the 1970’s and 80’s profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, and Estee Lauder. When Lee is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, forging missives supposedly written by the likes of Noel Coward and Dorothy Parker, and selling them for a tidy profit. Abetted by her loyal friend Jack (the caustically witty Richard E. Grant), the two sling zingers at each other until circumstances become serious and their friendship sours. A New York Times Critics Pick, Rolling Stone Magazine writes, “Believe the Oscar buzz for Melissa McCarthy in this true story of an out-of-work author who took up forgery to pay the bills.” Rated R, the film runs 106 minutes. Closed captioning is available.
Films begin at 7:00 pm and include 40th Anniversary giveaways at each screening! Reserved tickets are $9.25-$9.75 (plus fees), available online at www.theellentheatre.org, by calling 585-5885, or by visiting the Ellen Theatre box office. Learn more at www.bozemanfilmsociety.org – and Keep ‘Em Flickering!