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Wed, Jul 24 at 8:00pm


  • Dir. Herbert Ross
  • USA
  • 1973
  • 119 min.
  • PG
  • DCP
  • Assistive Listening
  • Hearing Loop

Part of Queer Qlassics

Wed, Jul 24 at 8:00pm: Post-screening discussion and book-signing with film historian and critic Alonso Duralde, author of Hollywood Pride: A Celebration of LGBTQ+ Representation and Perseverance in Film, with support from Novelette Booksellers | BUY TICKETS

Longtime friends and enemies alike find themselves spending a week on a luxury yacht in and around the French riviera. This gathering of miscreants and hustlers — screenwriter Tom (Richard Benjamin) and his heiress wife Lee (Joan Hackett), high-powered agent Christine (Dyan Cannon), director Phillip (James Mason), and up-and-coming ingénue Alice (Raquel Welch) and her parasite of a lover Anthony (Ian McShane) — are all on board for whatever producer Clinton Greene (James Coburn) has in mind. Namely, a game of gossip and mystery to commemorate the first anniversary of his wife Sheila’s tragic death. There will be glamour, treachery, impeccable outfits — and no one spared. THE LAST OF SHEILA was the only screenwriting credit for the team of Broadway legend, Oscar and Tony-winner Stephen Sondheim and cinema icon Anthony Perkins, and they took their love of intricate mysteries and vicious wordplay to unexpected heights.

“A devilishly complicated thriller of superior class.” —Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times 

A deliciously nasty little bonbon, glossily and showily directed by Herbert Ross.” —Eve Tushnet, Contraband Lipstick 

“A mean and vicious excoriation of what it means to be socially and professionally tied to toxic people, yet it never stops being a riot of pithy lines and devastating quips.” —Jason Shawhan, Nashville Scene