The Disappearance of Shere Hite

Friday, November 17 - Thursday, December 28, 2023

Please note that there are additional showtimes of THE DISAPPEARANCE OF SHERE HITE that screen with open captions (on-screen display of dialogue and sounds). For those showtimes, click here.

Sneak preview + Q&A with director Nicole Newnham on Thursday, November 16 at 7:45 p.m.


Opening night Q&A with director Nicole Newnham on Friday, November 17 at 6:40 p.m., and additional Q&A with producers Molly O’Brien, Kimberley Ferdinando, Erica Fink, Eleanor West on Saturday, November 18 at 6:40 p.m.


Shere Hite’s 1976 bestselling book, The Hite Report, liberated the female orgasm by revealing the most private experiences of thousands of anonymous survey respondents. Her findings rocked the American establishment and presaged current conversations about gender, sexuality, and bodily autonomy. So how did Shere Hite disappear?



  • Country USA
  • Running Time 116 minutes
  • Format DCP
  • Distributor IFC Films
  • Director Nicole Newnham
  • Cast Shere Hite, Dakota Johnson
  • Accessibility T-Coil, Assistive Listening

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