DIRECTED BY: Marielle Heller
WRITTEN BY: Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty
STARRING: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant
DISTRIBUTED BY: Fox Searchlight

The true story of best-selling celebrity biographer (and friend to cats) Lee Israel, who made her living in the 1970’s and 80’s profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack.

Nominated for three Academy Awards for Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Adapted Screenplay, and two Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress (Drama) and Best Supporting Actor. Won two Independent Spirit Awards for Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Male. World premiered at the 2019 Telluride Film Festival.

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