Tonight there will be a free screening of the film "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" (c2018) which stars Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant. McCarthy is masterful in this captivating account-based on a true story - of Lee Israel, a best-selling celebrity biographer in the 1970s and 1980s, and Grant plays her good friend with whom she confides. When Lee comes to the realization that she's no longer in vogue after writing a biography of Estee Lauder which is not selling, she spins her art form into a perilous web of lies, deceit and outright crime to get back on top. She starts forging and selling letters assumed to be written by famous authors and playwrights, and gets away with it for quite some time successfully. This film it is based on the book by the same name, which is a title taken from a forged letter line in which she posed as Dorothy Parker. McCarthy and Grant earned Academy Award nominations for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor respectively for their brilliant work in this movie. This is a fascinating study of human nature under pressure - please check it out if you have not seen it yet. The film's running time is 106 minutes and it is rated R for language including some sexual references and brief drug use. This program is kindly sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library and is free and open to the public.