Virtual Screening Room: The Ghost of Peter Sellers

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MONDAY, MAY 25 • 5:00 – 6:00PM

Join Ned & Ivy on Monday, May 25 to discuss this week’s virtual cinema offerings: LUCKY GRANDMA and THE GHOST OF PETER SELLERS. We recommend seeing the films in advance since there may be spoilers during the conversation, but of course, it’s not mandatory. The conversation will be held on Zoom. You can connect by phone or computer. RSVP deadline: Monday, May 25 2:00PM. The link will be sent out on 4:00PM the day of the film discussion. We look forwarding to seeing you then!

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2018 • dir Peter Medak w/Peter Medak, Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan • 93 min

In the vein of Burden of Dreams and Lost in La Mancha, renowned filmmaker Peter Medak (The Changeling, The Ruling Class) takes us on a deep dive into the worst, most hellish production of his life. Directing a film with comedic geniuses like Peter Sellers and Spike Milligan should have been fun – at least Medak thought that he was prepared to deal with the egos and challenges ahead – but nothing prepared him for the sheer level of disaster awaiting him. This documentary is extremely personal and emotionally raw yet also goes out of its way to seek out other voices to add to a bigger picture about what went wrong and who was responsible.

“It’s a revealing view of an industry of enormous personalities-and the indulgences that feed them.”
– Richard Brody, New Yorker

“Deeply entertaining and profoundly moving, The Ghost of Peter Sellers offers a slice of forgotten movie history that, it turns out, is well worth remembering.”
– Christopher Llewellyn Reed, Hammer to Nail

“It’s ultimately an emotionally cathartic and absorbing movie about a man who can’t let go, yet wants to be free.”
– Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist