Screening on Friday 21 June at 7:45pm.
Directed By: Marielle Heller (Diary of a Teenage Girl)
Stars: Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant.
An endlessly entertaining character study with a Oscar nominated performances from Melissa McCarthy as celebrity biographer-turned-forger Lee Israel and Richard E. Grant as Jack Hock.
Melissa McCarthy stars as Lee Israel, the best-selling celebrity biographer (and cat lover) who made her living in the 70s and 80s profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead and Estée Lauder.
Having fallen out of step with the marketplace, Lee finds herself upon hard times: unable to get published, behind in rent. She decides to turn her art form to deception, forging intimate letters by prominent writers abetted by her loyal friend Jack (Richard E. Grant).
This screening is kindly supported by Aves Optometrists.