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Monday, Nov 19, 2018 7:00 PM
Join us for this Book Club at FilmScene screening and discussion of Can You Ever Forgive Me?, hosted by Prairie Lights! Featuring free drinks and priceless conversation. Lee Israel's memoir is available for purchase now at Prairie Lights and FilmScene.
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General Admission Adult Evening - $9.00
General Admission Seniors (60+) - $6.50
General Admission UI Student (with valid ID) - $6.50
General Admission Children (12 and younger) - $6.50

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Book Club at FilmScene screening, discussion with Jan Weismiller (Prairie Lights) and Rebecca Fons (FilmScene) to follow. Complimentary glass of wine or coffee with your ticket! Lee Israel's memoir is now available for purchase at Prairie Lights and FilmScene.

 Additional, non-Book Club screenings of Can You Ever Forgive Me? here!

"Melissa McCarthy is criminally good." - A.O. Scott, The New York Times

"It's the human side of the character that makes this McCarthy's best performance to date, revealing haunting insights into friendship, loneliness, and creative insecurity. That it does so from a uniquely female perspective is a bonus at this particular moment." - Peter DeBruge, Variety

"At once a low-stakes crime drama, a buddy comedy, a period piece and a loving tribute to a woman who at this point in her life and career did not feel loved." - Monica Castillo, rogerebert.com

Join Prairie Lights and FilmScene to discuss the original source material, Lee Israel's 2008 memoir, and the film adaptation starring Melissa McCarthy at FilmScene's Book Club series!

To participate:

- Purchase the book at Prairie Lights or FilmScene's box office
- Bring your Book Club bookmark (distributed at Prairie Lights), or your copy of the book, to FilmScene to get a free glass of wine or cup of coffee with your ticket after the film.
- Be part of our post-screening discussion of the film adaptation, hosted by Prairie Lights and FilmScene staff and other guests! 

In Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Melissa McCarthy stars as Lee Israel, the best-selling celebrity biographer (and cat lover) who made her living in the 1970s and 80s profiling the likes of Katherine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee found herself out of step with the marketplace, she turned her art form to deception - forging and selling letters of the famous and dead - abetted by her loyal friend Jack Hock (Richard E. Grant), until it all fell apart. Based on Lee Israel's novel of the same name.