SPOTLIGHT ON RICHARD E. GRANT
With a résumé totaling over 80 films and television programs, there’s very little South African-British actor, screenwriter, director, author, and perfumier Richard E. Grant hasn’t accomplished in his nearly 40-year career. Coming to focus in the public eye in the cult hit Withnail and I in 1987, Grant’s career as a go-to character actor has continued apace in a wide array of both studio and independent films: Henry & June, L.A. Story, The Player, The Age of Innocence, The Portrait of a Lady, Spice World,Gosford Park, Jackie, Logan, Game of Thrones, to name but a few. Can You Ever Forgive Me? is Grant’s most recent release before taking up a lightsaber in the next episode of Star Wars.
OUR SPOTLIGHT PROGRAM will feature an onstage conversation with Richard E. Grant, a screening of CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?, and the presentation of the MVFF Award. Join us after the program for a celebratory reception at Outdoor Art Club in Mill Valley.
CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?
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When her career as a celebrity biographer hits hard times, Lee Israel (a marvelous Melissa McCarthy) finds lucrative new use for her literary skills. She forges witty, salacious personal letters from the famous and, after partnering with a streetwise British dandy (a resplendently reprobate Richard E. Grant), sells them to collectors.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10
6:30 pm | Smith Rafael Film Center
Program & Reception: $85 general | $75 CFI members
Program Only: $45 general | $40 CFI members