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We’ve worked with 1091 Media to present THE GHOST OF PETER SELLERS, making it possible for you to see the film — and your ticket helps support the Belcourt.

For $10.00, you can purchase a ticket for THE GHOST OF PETER SELLERS — and you’ll have a 2-day / 48-hour window to watch it. (*Note: 1091 Media is supported by Vimeo. You’ll need to create an account with Vimeo to pay for your ticket, but no monthly or annual subscription is needed. Your account will also ensure that you’re able to pause and revisit the film within your rental period.)

1091 Media will share a portion of your ticket payment with the Belcourt. Please note that this arrangement, in these unprecedented times, means we’re unable to offer member pricing. Thanks for your understanding and support. And if you’d like to consider an additional donation to the Belcourt, we’d be most grateful. You can do so here.

Note: After you have created a Vimeo account and entered your payment information, your rental period will start immediately and last for 2 days / 48 hours. You can view THE GHOST OF PETER SELLERS via the link in the receipt that will be sent to your email, or simply click “Watch Film” when the confirmation page appears directly after purchase.

You’ll be able to easily watch the THE GHOST OF PETER SELLERS at any time within this period on any of the following platforms: (1) Smart TV, (using the browser on your Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV, Roku or Chromecast); (2) mobile device (iPhone, iPad, Android); and (3) computer (by clicking on the link in your email receipt). For further details, see Vimeo’s FAQs here. For general information about watching on a bigger screen, see our FAQs here.

By 1973, Peter Sellers was one of the most accomplished and recognizable comic actors working in the British entertainment industry. He'd already established a notorious reputation for being controlling and unpredictable by his peers when the young Hungarian-British film director Peter Medak teamed with him to film GHOST IN THE NOONDAY SUN, a 'Goons at sea' tale Medak would describe as "the biggest disaster" of his life. Unable to navigate saboteur Sellers’ wild mood swings and numerous set absences — coupled with open-ocean filming fiascos and mounting production costs — the crew mutinied under Sellers’ leadership, and the film capsized with Medak absorbing its infamous legacy. Forty-three years later, Medak reexamines the comically doomed production that nearly imploded his promising career with the support of surviving key players and members of Sellers’ ever-shifting inner circle.

“A remarkable film… In spite of all the trouble Sellers caused, Medak still loves and admires him and wanted to tell this story.” —Leonard Maltin,

“This can't-take-your-eyes-off-it documentary feels like both a mea culpa and a purge of lingering ghosts.” —Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter

“The stories surrounding the star-studded production are legendary….” —Paula Bernstein, Filmmaker Magazine

"While Sellers is painted as the center of the problems, Medak never turns his documentary into a hit piece on Sellers. He carefully creates sympathy for the haunted actor.” —Alan Ng, Film Threat

The Belcourt Theatre does not provide advisories about subject matter or potential triggering content, as sensitivities vary from person to person.

Beyond the synopses, trailers and review links on our website, other sources of information about content and age-appropriateness for specific films can be found on Common Sense MediaIMDb and as well as through general internet searches.

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