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Can you ever forgive me? / Fox Searchlight Pictures presents an Archer Gray Production ; screenplay by Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty ; produced by Anne Carey, Amy Nauiokas, David Yarnell ; directed by Marielle Heller.

Heller, Marielle, film director. (Added Author). Carey, Anne (Film producer), film producer. (Added Author). Nauiokas, Amy, film producer. (Added Author). Yarnell, David, film producer. (Added Author). Holofcener, Nicole, screenwriter. (Added Author). Whitty, Jeff, screenwriter. (Added Author). McCarthy, Melissa, 1969- actor. (Added Author). Grant, Richard E., 1957- actor. (Added Author). Wells, Dolly, 1971- actor. (Added Author). Falcone, Ben, 1973- actor. (Added Author). Curtin, Jane, actor. (Added Author). Spinella, Stephen, actor. (Added Author). Navarro, Christian, 1991- actor. (Added Author). Israel, Lee. Motion picture adaptation of (work) : Can you ever forgive me? (Added Author). Fox Searchlight Pictures, production company. (Added Author). Archer Gray (Firm), production company. (Added Author). Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc., film distributor. (Added Author). Music, Nate Heller ; film editor, Anne McCabe ; production designer, Stephen Carter ; director of photography, Brandon Trost. (Cast).
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Available copies

  • 4 of 8 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 5 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

2 current holds with 8 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cormorant LINK Site DVD CAN (Text) 33500013009329 Main Checked out 09/19/2019
Detroit Lakes Public Library DVD CAN (Text) 33500013010780 Main Checked out 09/23/2019
Detroit Lakes Public Library DVD CAN (Text) 33500013010798 Main Available -
Hendrum LINK Site DVD CAN (Text) 33500013009337 Main Available -
Mahnomen Public Library DVD CAN (Text) 33500013009311 Main Checked out 09/21/2019
Greenbush Public Library DVD CAN (Text) 35500005614837 Main Available -
Thief River Falls Public Library DVD CAN (Text) 35500005614845 Main On holds shelf -
Warroad Public Library DVD CAN (Text) 35500005614829 Main Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (106 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note: Originally released as a motion picture in 2018.
Wide screen (2.40:1).
Based on the book by Lee Israel.
Special features: Deleted scenes; Commentary by director Marielle Heller and Melissa McCarthy; Galleries; Elevator pitch; Becoming Lee Isreal; Likely friends; A literary world.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Music, Nate Heller ; film editor, Anne McCabe ; production designer, Stephen Carter ; director of photography, Brandon Trost.
Participant or Performer Note: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells, Ben Falcone, Jane Curtin, Stephen Spinella, Christian Navarro.
Summary, etc.: Lee Israel made her living in the 1970s and 1980s profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. Though Lee Israel has undeniable profiling skills, her work has grown stale and hackneyed, rendering her profession unnecessary and insignificant. Now in times of financial hardship, Israel must find other ways to make a living. With assistance from her steadfast friend, Jack, the two endeavor to keep Israel afloat. With a dose of trickery and deceptive eye, they do just that.
Target Audience Note: MPAA rating: R; for language including some sexual references, and brief drug use.
System Details Note: DVD, NTSC region 1, widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0.
Language Note: In English, Spanish, or French; Spanish or French subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH); closed-captioned; English descriptive audio track for people with visual disabilities.
Source of Description Note: Title from disc surface.
Subject: Israel, Lee > Drama.
Women biographers > Drama.
Forgers > United States > Drama.
Literary forgeries and mystifications > Drama.
Letters > Forgeries > Drama.
Letters > Forgeries.
Literary forgeries and mystifications.
United States.
Genre: Biographical films.
Feature films.
Motion pictures.
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Biographical films.
Feature films.
Historical films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities.

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