Can You Ever Forgive Me, What They Had and Con Artist Films

On this week's episode we take a look at What They Had and Can You Ever Forgive Me?  We also discuss the importance of the Sundance Screenwriters Lab, Orson Welles final film, Russia’s version of a Marvel Film, the Oscar shortlist for best animated film and inspired by Marielle Heller’s Can You Ever Forgive Me? we discuss our favorite Con Artist Films. Art House News: At the specialty Box Office this weekend, Boy Erased opened to a $44,000 per screen average  Meanwhile, Beautiful Boy passed the $3 million mark, Can You Ever Forgive Me? is closing in on $2 million and Free Solo finds continued success at it nears $7 million. The Sundance Film Festival is more than just a festival.  Both Elizabeth Chomko (What They Had) and Marielle Heller (Can You Ever Forgive Me?) are alumni of the Sundance Screenwriters Lab.  Other recent alumni include Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station), Damien Chazelle (Whiplash), Dee Rees (Pariah) and Robert Eggers (The Witch). The official list of films submitted to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences for consideration as Best Animated Feature is out and Cedar Lee regulars have seen almost half of the films.  MFKZ, Fireworks, Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms, Night is Short, Walk on Girl, Mirai (12.5.18) and Liz and the Blue Bird (11.13). New Films: What They Had (dir. Elizabeth Chomko) Can You Ever Forgive Me? (dir. Marielle Heller) #CedarLee3: This week’s list of films you should be watching was inspired by Marielle Heller’s Can You ever Forgive Me? in which Melissa McCarthy plays con artist Lee Isreal - Our picks for best Con Artist Films: F for Fake (1973), House of Games (1987), Baby Face (1933), Paper Moon (1973), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) and The Honeymoon Killers (1970). Tell us about your favorites @CedarLeeTheatre using #CedarLee3. Show segments: Intro - 00:00 - 00:45 Last Seen - 00:46 - 05:50 Art House News - 05:51 - 12:34 Cedar Lee Buzz - 12:35 - 14:06 New Films - 15:10 - 22:51 #CedarLee3 - 23:00 - 32:39 Special Events - 32:45 - 37:12 Tickets and more information HERE.

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