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Sheila Levine is Dead and Living in New York

Released 1975
Distributor Paramount Pictures

Jeannie Berlin stars as Sheila, a misfit from Pennsylvania who finds New York’s dating scene no less daunting. Roy Scheider, on the cusp of superstardom in that year’s Jaws, plays a callous Romeo who plays the field but falls hard for Sheila. Though critics were mixed about Sidney Furie’s 1975 dramedy, the praise was unanimous for Scheider and Berlin.

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About Daniel Kremer

San Francisco filmmaker Daniel Kremer has provided audio commentary tracks for Kino Lorber, Shout! Factory, AGFA, and Scorpion disc releases, and essays for Twilight Time special editions. His acclaimed epic-length film Overwhelm the Sky (2019), adapted from a 1799 American Gothic novel, was screened internationally in classic  roadshow format, complete with overture, intermission, and printed souvenir programs. These deluxe screenings received  many accolades before Kino Lorber acquired distribution rights. Kremer's book Sidney J. Furie: Life and Films was published through Patrick McGilligan's Screen Classics Series in 2015. He is currently under contract at Oxford University Press for the first book about Joan Micklin Silver. His other films include the independent dramas Raise Your Kids on Seltzer (2015) and Ezer Kenegdo (2017). He  enjoys doing commentary tracks with fellow TFH guru Allan Arkush.