KCETLink and The James and Paula Coburn Foundation Celebrate 40th Anniversary of 'The Last of Sheila' with Special Screening at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences on April 9

Co-Stars Dyan Cannon and Richard Benjamin to Participate in Q&A Immediately Following the Screening

BURBANK, CALIF. - April 2, 2013 - KCETLink the new national independent public media organization created by KCET's recent merger with the Bay Area-based independent media company, Link Media, in collaboration with the James and Paula Coburn Foundation (JPCF), will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the classic murder mystery film, The Last of Sheila, with a special screening during the KCET Cinema Series at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences on April 9 at 7 p.m.

"We're proud to honor James Coburn's legacy in this film, as well as the extraordinary performances by the entire cast," said Lynda Erkiletian, executive director of the James and Paula Coburn Foundation.  "This will be an unforgettable event." 

Co-stars Dyan Cannon and Richard Benjamin will participate in a lively Q&A following the screening with renowned film expert, Pete Hammond. Afterwards, attendees will be treated to a post-screening reception. Other special guests in attendance will include: actress/singer Lainie Kazan, singer/songwriter Tommy Roe, actresses Paula Prentiss and Susan Blakely and the Coburn family.

"I'm excited, but also in disbelief that we're celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Last of Sheila. It seems like yesterday that we were on location filming," said actress Dyan Cannon. "This was a great film, and just like fine wine, it gets better with age."

Actor Richard Benjamin added, "A great script by Anthony Perkins and Stephen Sondheim, a great cast, three and half months in the south of France and perhaps best of all, a lasting treasured friendship with Jim Coburn is why I love this movie." 

To make a reservation to attend the 40th anniversary screening of The Last of Sheila, please visit kcet.org/cinemaseries or call (747) 201-5800.

The Spring KCET Cinema Series at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, sponsored by The James and Paula Coburn Foundation and the E. Hofert Dailey Trust, showcases eight evenings of the best new films before their theatrical release, as well as a classic James Coburn film. Each film screening is followed by a lively Q & A with the actors or filmmakers hosted by award-winning film critic Pete Hammond.  The KCET 2013 Spring NoHo Cinema Series runs until April 23 every Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. The Summer KCET Cinema Series begins June 4 at the Aero Theater in Santa Monica. For more information, please visit kcet.org/cinemaseries.


ABOUT KCETLink 
KCETLink is the new national independent public transmedia organization formed by the merger between KCET and Link Media.  A viewer-supported 501c(3) organization, its content is distributed nationally via satellite on DirecTV and DISH Networks, in Southern and Central California via broadcast, as well as through various digital delivery systems.  KCET and Link TV are services of KCETLink. For additional information about KCETLink productions, web-exclusive content, programming schedules and events, please visit kcet.org or linktv.org.

ABOUT The James and Paula Coburn Foundation
The James and Paula Coburn Foundation (JPCF) is a tax-exempt private foundation that supports charitable organizations devoted to the arts and sciences. The mission of the JPCF is to sustain and develop the Coburns' legacy, as bequeathed to the LA Philharmonic, LACMA, Clairbourn School, KCETLink, Motion Picture & Television Fund and Operation Smile, in addition to, charities involved in the conduct of treatments or cures for cancer and the care of indigent cancer patients. The foundation is committed to upholding the Coburns' dedication to local and international advancement through music, art, and education, as well as, physical and spiritual health. The JPCF is organized as a 501(c)3 charitable trust and operates its main office in Los Angeles.

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