The Disappearance of Shere Hite

Nicole Newnham · 2023
118min · DCP
  • Friday, Jan 26, 2024, 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Jan 27, 2024, 4:15pm
  • Sunday, Jan 28, 2024, 8:00pm
  • Monday, Jan 29, 2024, 7:15pm
  • Wednesday, Jan 31, 2024, 7:15pm

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?

Named as one of the top seven best documentaries of 2023 by the Producers Guild of America; Grand Jury Prize nominee at Sundance 2023. Executive produced and narrated by Dakota Johnson.

Part of our Documentaries of Distinction film series.

“[An] ultimately absorbing portrait of a complex, at times contradictory woman – shy and flamboyant, unyielding and wounded, a truth-seeker who deserves resurged acknowledgement.” Adrian Horton, The Guardian

The Disappearance of Shere Hite is an illuminating, haunting, and ruminative documentary worth watching, if not for crystalizing the history of Hite’s work on film then for a look at how much and how little things have changed for women.” Alejandra Martinez, Austin Chronicle