• For ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ director Marielle Heller, it’s time for different kinds of stories to be told

    L.A. Times Envelope11/28/18

    Director Marielle Heller has returned to the scene of the crime: New York City’s Argosy Book Store. To clarify: Not her crime, but the crimes of Lee Israel, an author who forged letters by legendary names and sold them as rarities in bookshops just like this one during the 1990s, and who’s the subject of Heller’s newest film, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” (Scenes from the film were also shot here.) But Heller, who also helmed 2015’s “The Diary of a Teenage Girl” and is about to wrap up her untitled Mr. Rogers film starring Tom Hanks, advises the Envelope: Don’t judge a book — or any of her protagonists — by their covers.

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