James Coburn Night: Previewing 'The Last of Sheila'

It's James Coburn night once again at the KCET Cinema Series! Join us for a special 40th anniversary screening of the 1973 cult classic "The Last of Sheila," featuring a post-screening Q&A with legendary co-stars Dyan Cannon and Richard Benjamin.

"THE LAST OF SHEILA" Screening Info:

Guests:

  • Dyan Cannon
    Richard Benjamin

Date/Time:

  • Tuesday, April 9, 2013
    7:00 PM

Location:

  • Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
    Leonard H. Goldenson Theater
    5220 Lankershim Blvd.
    North Hollywood, CA. 91601

A $21 donation gets you in at the door. Please call (747) 201-5800 for reservations

This star-studded 1970's murder mystery, directed by Herbert Ross with a first and only screenplay by actor Anthony Perkins and songwriter Stephen Sondheim, centers around an intricate game of murder among wealthy vacationers orchestrated after the hit-and-run death of gossip columnist Sheila Greene. One year after her death, Sheila's widower Clinton, a movie producer played by James Coburn, assembles a group of friends aboard his yacht for a week-long Mediterranean cruise. His guests, including a washed up director (James Mason), a self-absorbed agent (Dyan Cannon), a beautiful movie star (Raquel Welch), her untrustworthy husband (Ian McShane), a struggling writer (Richard Benjamin), and his heiress wife (Joan Hackett), may dislike each other, but accept the invitation in order to stay in the powerful Clinton's good graces. Once aboard, Clinton informs his obliging guests that they're required to play "The Sheila Greene Memorial Gossip Game," a game that soon turns fatal as damaging secrets begin to come to light.

Want to win a FREE pair of passes to the screening? Leave a comment in the "Comments" section below answering the following trivia question correctly for your chance: For which film did James Coburn win his first and only Oscar? [Winner chosen at random among correct answers; contest ends April 8th at 5:00 PM] Click here for contest rules.

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Oscare was won for the movie Affliction. ie answer to this week's trivia question. Tried to submit this yesterday but could not log in....called support desk and problem just corrected

Debra Halpern