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Movies We Love Presents: THE LAST OF SHEILA (1973)

February 21, 2022, 7:00 P.M.

Norris Cinema Theatre at the Frank Sinatra Hall, 3507 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Movies We Love and Warner Bros. invite you and a guest to attend

A Special Theatrical Screening of


Presented by SCA Alumnus Rian Johnson!!!

Produced and Directed by Herbert Ross
Written by Stephen Sondheim

Followed by a Q&A with SCA Alumnus Rian Johnson
Moderated by USC Alumnus Timothy Dowling


Norris Cinema Theatre at the Frank Sinatra Hall
3507 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90007



About The Last of Sheila (1973)

Raised voices at a Bel-Air party. The front door bursts open. Sheila runs from the mansion, away from her irate husband, Clinton Greene (James Coburn). A screech of brakes beyond the driveway. Sheila is hit and dies. One year later to the day, Greene invites six Hollywood insiders (played by Raquel Welch, James Mason, Dyan Cannon, Richard Benjamin, Joan Hackett and Ian McShane) who were present that fatal night aboard his yacht, the Sheila, anchored off Nice, France, for a "murder game" devised to reveal his guest's innermost secrets ... a game that proceeds to an inexorable and surprising climax.

Provided courtesy of Warner Bros. Rated PG. Running time: 120 minutes.

About the Guests


Rian Johnson is an Academy Award® and Golden Globe®-nominated filmmaker, who is known for crafting films with their own artfully designed voice and look, and for telling unique stories that blend the pulp of genre with a genuine soulfulness.

He most recently wrote, directed and produced GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY, the much-anticipated follow up to the smash hit, Academy Award®-nominated, murder mystery KNIVES OUT, scheduled for release in November. GLASS ONION sees the return of Daniel Craig as Detective “Benoit Blanc” and follows a new cast, including Edward Norton, Kathryn Hahn, Dave Bautista, Leslie Odom Jr., Kate Hudson and Janelle Monáe.

In television, Johnson is the creator and co-executive producer of Peacock’s upcoming mystery series POKER FACE. The crime of the week drama stars Natasha Lyonne with Johnson set to direct select episodes.

In 2019, Johnson and producer Ram Bergman launched their production company, T-Street. The company’s film and television projects include KNIVES OUT, GLASS ONION, POKER FACE and an upcoming third follow up to the KNIVES OUT saga. In 2021, the company partnered with MRC Films and formed a label supporting independent filmmakers and low-budget films.

Johnson’s previous films are the critically acclaimed LOOPER, THE BROTHERS BLOOM, BRICK and STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI.


Timothy Dowling is a graduate of the School of Theatre at the University of Southern California. As an actor he was in the films: The Beautician and the Beast, Dr. Benny, and Terminator 3. As a screenwriter he was named one of Variety's Ten Writers to Watch, Fade In Magazine’s Top 100 People In Hollywood and had two scripts listed on the prestigious Black List. He co-wrote the award winning short film: George Lucas in Love, which is still the best selling short film of all time. He has since co-written the feature films: Role Models, Just Go With It, This Means War, Office Christmas Party and Pixels, directed by Chris Columbus. Role Models was nominated for a Critics Choice Award for Best Comedy of the Year in 2008 and Just Go With It was the most rented Red Box movie in America and in the world in 2011. Timothy also wrote the forthcoming Another Midnight Run starring Robert De Niro and the Disney action comedy Dashing Through the Snow starring Kevin Hart. And recently sold an original romantic comedy super hero film OMEGA GIRL FALLS IN LOVE to Netflix. Timothy is on the Board of the USC School of Cinematic Arts and in 2012 proudly donated a Urinal to the School that bears his name. He has since donated a bathroom stall in the Lucas Building and a urinal in the Norris Theatre. His mother is very proud.

About Movies We Love -- A message from Timothy Dowling, USC Alum, Screenwriter, and SCA Representative on the USC Board of Governors

One of the my favorite things about going to USC was in film classes occasionally you’d see a movie that you’d never seen before or one you’d never seen on the big screen and then it would become one of your favorite movies for the rest of your life.

One of my favorite things about living in Los Angeles is that occasionally we get to see great movies up on the big screen and occasionally have those that made the films come and speak. This is something really unique to our city and doesn’t really happen anywhere else in the world.

So when the Cinema School asked me to represent them on the Alumni Board of Governors, the first thing I wanted to do was start a program at the school where we show great movies that we love and get people that worked on them to come to campus and speak about them.

It’s called MOVIES WE LOVE. And the hope is to just show you movies that we love that maybe you love also or have never seen or never seen on the big screen.

Hope to see you there. And FIGHT ON,

Timothy Dowling

Check-In & Reservations

This screening is free of charge and open to the public. A reservation confirmation will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website. Doors will open at 6:30 P.M.

All SCA screenings are OVERBOOKED to ensure seating capacity in the theater, therefore seating is not guaranteed based on RSVPs. The RSVP list will be checked in on a first-come, first-served basis until the theater is full. Once the theater has reached capacity, we will no longer be able to admit guests, regardless of RSVP status.


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Contact Information

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