20th March - 21st March
Celebrity biographer Lee Israel makes her living profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead and Estee Lauder with her beloved cats for company. When her work falls out of favour, she begins to fake personal letters from her icons, tapping in to the lucrative collector’s market with the help of her friend and conman Jack. As the letters get more salacious and the stakes continue to rise, can Lee maintain the ruse before the discovery of her literary fraud marks her downfall? Adapted from Lee’s memoir, this true story has garnered a host of award nominations for Melissa McCarty’s nuanced performance.
Directed by: Marielle Heller
Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells, Ben Falcone, Gregory Korostishevsky, Jane Curtin