Down-and-out celebrity biographer and cantankerous New Yorker Lee Isarel (expertly played by Melissa McCarthy) is broke. When her beloved cat becomes ill and she can't pay the medical bills, she turns to forging and selling letters by literary luminaries and finds she's quite good at it—as Lee puts it, she's a better Dorothy Parker than Dorothy Parker. Her drunken camaraderie with her lone friend Jack Hock (an absolutely charming Richard E. Grant) is the beating heart of this quietly queer film. Courtesy of Fox Searchlight.
A discussion with actor Melissa McCarthy follows the screening. Moderated by writer Roxane Gay.
Can You Ever Forgive Me? 2018. USA. Directed by Marielle Heller. 106 min.
$20 General Admission
$10 Hammer Members with valid discount code. Become a member today, and get 50% off tickets now.
Limit 6 tickets per customer. Seats will be assigned on a first come, first served basis on the night of each screening. Hammer members get priority seating. No late seating; any unclaimed tickets will be released at 7:20 p.m. No refunds and no exchanges. Post-screening guests are subject to change.
Attending this Program?
Location: Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum
Membership: Hammer members receive half-off the general admission ticket price. Sign up for membership today, and you’ll receive a discount code for MoMA Contenders with your confirmation email. Questions? Email [email protected] or give us a call at 310-443-7050.
Parking: Parking is available under the museum for a $6 flat rate after 6 p.m. on weekdays. Cash only.
MoMA Contenders 2018 is organized by The Museum of Modern Art, New York. This film program is organized by Rajendra Roy, the Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film, and Sean Egan, Senior Producer, Film Exhibitions and Projects, The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
The Hammer Museum’s presentation is made possible by The Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation.
Media sponsorship is provided by The Hollywood Reporter.