Film Club: Can you ever forgive me?
Thursday, 26 September 2019. Upstairs at the Sydenham Centre, 44a Sydenham Road, SE26 5QX. 7.30pm (doors 7pm). Licensed bar and food.
Lee Israel is a frustrated, hard-drinking author who can barely afford to pay her rent or bills in 1990s New York. Desperate for money, Israel soon hatches a scheme to forge letters by famous writers (profiling the lives of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead and Estee Lauder to name a few) and sell them to bookstores and collectors. When the dealers start to catch on, Lee recruits a dubious friend to help her continue her self-destructive cycle of trickery and deceit. Oscar nominees Melissa McCarthy and Richard E Grant make a perfect pairing in this finely composed portrayal of real-life literary forger Lee Israel.
Comedy/Drama running time 107 minutes
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