Coming to virtual theatrical this Friday, May 22:
THE GHOST OF PETER SELLERS
DOC NYC, Telluride, Raindance, Oldenburg, Gent, Sao Paulo
A revisitation of the director’s experience making an ill-fated 1970s Peter Sellers comedy.
I previously wrote about the film for DOC NYC’s program, saying:
In 1973, director-on-the-rise Peter Medak nabbed notoriously difficult comic genius and box-office star Peter Sellers for his new pirate comedy, GHOST IN THE NOONDAY SUN. Outrageously, Sellers immediately began sabotaging the film. While the actual behind-the-scenes shenanigans were often funnier and more bizarre than the film itself, the filmmaking was an excruciating experience that threatened the sanity and career of its director. Medak revisits the ill-fated production to exorcise his demons in this tragicomic documentary.