Gibsons – Mon. October 28, 2019 – 7:30 pm
Sechelt – Sat. November 2, 2019 – 2:00 pm
U.S. 2018, 106 min., bio-comedy
Director: Marielle Heller
Nominated for three Oscars, plus another 50 award wins and 82 nominations, this is a bizarre, compelling tale about real-life biographer Lee Israel’s huge talent and subsequent descent into alcoholism and artistic deception on a grand scale. Both witty and rough, its fabulous, flawed heroine (Melissa McCarthy at her best) gives a moving, insightful performance, wonderfully paired with British actor Richard E. Grant, who is both hilarious and tragic. Set in New York in the 1970s and 80s, it’s a caustic portrait of the kind of true-life eccentric New York can (and did) produce.
Sechelt Sponsor: Carol Carr-Andersson, Financial Planner