Vernon Film Society screens crime-drama

Revised program for Jan. 30 showing at Galaxy Cinemas

The Vernon Film Society will be screening Can You Ever Forgive Me? on Wednesday, Jan. 30 at the Galaxy Theatre. Star Melissa McCarthy has just been nominated for an Oscar as Best Actress, so you will have a chance to see her amazing performance before the big night. As one critic mentioned, McCarthy is usually cast in comedy roles, but proves, in the role of her life, that she can play it straight with the best of them.

McCarthy stars as a real-life New York celebrity biographer called Lee Israel, who made her living profiling famous people such as Tallulah Bankhead, Katherine Hepburn, and Estee Lauder in the 1970s and ’80s. As the years go by, her prospects start to dry up, not only because she is out of step with the marketplace, but because she refuses to play the promotional book game. Her caustic personality doesn’t help.

See also: Documentary looking at healing from abuse screens at Vernon library

After realizing that legitimate letters signed by Funny Girl Fanny Brice have monetary value, Lee, aided and abetted by gay friend Jack Hock (Richard E. Grant, Withnail and I), starts to forge correspondence from famous people, eventually attracting the attention of the FBI.

Can You Ever Forgive Me? is at once a low-stakes crime drama, a buddy comedy, a period piece and a loving tribute to a woman who at this point in her life and career did not feel loved. ……..Can You Ever Forgive Me? comes from a place of understanding and love that few other biopics do, and it makes this difficult character a joy to meet,” said Monica Castillo, Roger Ebert.com.

Can You Ever Forgive Me? screens at 5:15 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. on Wednesday at the Galaxy Cinemas. Tickets are available at the door or one week in advance at the Bean Scene for $7. Cash only. Rated PG.


@VernonNews
entertainment@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Armstrong school fundraising for new playground

Len Wood Middle School seeking support

Vernon police service dog aids in arrest of break-and-enter suspect

Heavy police presence results in PSD Jagger finding suspect

Free flights for kids return courtesy Vernon Flying Club

The COPA For Kids event July 13 at Vernon Airport introduces children and teens to aviation

Vernon senior feels trapped in long-term care facility

Rose-Marie Lepodvin says she wants assisted living, but feels trapped in long-term care

Coldstream Fire Department douses vehicle, grass fires

Vehicle catches fire in Cougar Canyon parking lot; two occupants get out safely

VIDEO: ‘Avengers: Endgame’ to be re-released with new footage

‘Avatar’ holds global box office record at $2.788 billion, while ‘Endgame’ stands at $2.743 billion…

South Okanagan mountain resort sees lengthy snowfall

Snow stayed on the ground for four, says resort manager

Elias Pettersson wins Calder Trophy as NHL’s top rookie

Vancouver forward first Canuck to win award since Pavel Bure in 1992

FVRD chair calls B.C. incineration plan for Philippines waste ‘disturbing’

Metro Vancouver ‘uniquely capable’ of safely disposing of waste coming back to Canada, say officials

VIDEO: Acknowledging skeptics, finance minister vows to build Trans Mountain project

Bill Morneau said he recognizes ‘huge amount of anxiety’ in Calgary over future of oil and gas sector

Shovels could be in the ground on Trans Mountain by September, CEO says

Ian Anderson points to weeks likely required for NEB to reinstate 2016 regulatory record

Interior forestry workers ratify five-year contract

It was approved by United Steelworkers Local 1-417, which represents workers in Kamloops, Kelowna

Scorpion gives birth after hitching ride in B.C. woman’s luggage

A Vancouver woman inadvertently brought the animal home from a trip to Cuba

Man surrenders following standoff in Kamloops

Massive police response in Kamloops was in connection with a reported domestic dispute

Most Read