Film screen­ing about writer Lee Is­rael’s life

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MELISSA McCarthy stars in the film ‘Can You Ever For­give Me?’ which will be screened at Mer­maid Arts Cen­tre on Satur­day, June 15.

Ad­mis­sion is €8 or €6.50 con­ces­sion and tick­ets are avail­able at mer­maid­arts­cen­

Os­car nom­i­nee Melissa McCarthy, is per­fectly cast in this true-life comedic drama about the writer Lee Is­rael, based on Is­rael’s con­fes­sional mem­oir of the same name. She took the ti­tle from an apolo­getic line in a let­ter in which she posed as Dorothy Parker.

When Lee finds her­self cast away from the lit­er­ary world, strug­gling to make rent, she turns her con­sid­er­able tal­ent to the forgery of lit­er­ary cor­re­spon­dence.

With the help of a ram­bunc­tious new ac­quain­tance Jack Hock (Os­car nom­i­nee Richard E Grant), Lee, sur­rep­ti­tiously finds a new voice, proudly declar­ing: ‘I’m a bet­ter Dorothy Parker than Dorothy Parker! To­gether, they find a fleet­ing hap­pi­ness and a new sense of pur­pose.

Can You Ever For­give Me? is an el­e­gantly crafted story of hu­mour and pathos.

McCarthy and Grant forge a gen­uine chem­istry as two out­siders, who find tem­po­rary so­lace in each other’s foibles.

Melissa McCarthy.

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