Can You ever Forgive Me? (15)

Monday 9th September 2019

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Doors and bar open 7pm, film starts 8pm

Meal Deal available at the Royal Oak Inn, Lostwithiel. Ring 01208 872552 to book your film tickets and table.

Our first film of the new season will be Can You Ever Forgive Me?...

A biographical film based on the confessional memoir by Lee Israel, a failing writer who turned her art form to deception. Starring Melissa McCarthy and Richard E Grant.

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 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.

“Everything - performance, script, direction, cinematography - works in perfect concert.” Little White Lies 

“This film takes an altogether different view of the imitation game. By embracing frauds and failures, it achieves greatness on the sly.” London Evening Standard

Tickets cost £4 for adults and £2 for under 18s, and are available online now or in advance from Watts Trading or on the door if not already sold out.

Screening details

Date: 9 September 2019

Time: Doors and bar open 7pm, film starts 8pm

Venue: Church Rooms, Church Lane, Lostwithiel



Film details

Year: 2018

Country: USA

Director: Marielle Heller

Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells

Certificate: 15

Length: 1hr 46m