"The Last Word," starring Shirley MacLaine as Harriet, a retired businesswoman who's used to controlling everything around her, made its premiere Tuesday, Jan. 24, at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. When Harriet decides to write her own obituary, to tell her story her way, she enlists a young journalist (Amanda Seyfried) who tries to find the truth. Directed by Mark Pellington ("Going All the Way," SFF '97; "U2 3D," SFF '07; "I Melt With You," SFF '11), written by Stuart Ross Fink; part of the Premieres program. Case includes AnnJewel Lee Dixon, Anne Heche and Thomas Sadoski.

Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Ann'Jewel Lee Dixon poses for photographs before the premiere of 'The Last Word' at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Tuesday January 24, 2017.
Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Ann'Jewel Lee Dixon poses for photographs before the premiere of 'The Last Word' at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Tuesday January 24, 2017.
Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Ann'Jewel Lee Dixon poses for photographs before the premiere of 'The Last Word' at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Tuesday January 24, 2017.
Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Ann'Jewel Lee Dixon poses for photographs before the premiere of 'The Last Word' at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Tuesday January 24, 2017.
Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Ann'Jewel Lee Dixon poses for photographs before the premiere of 'The Last Word' at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Tuesday January 24, 2017.
Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Ann'Jewel Lee Dixon poses for photographs before the premiere of 'The Last Word' at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Tuesday January 24, 2017.
Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Ann'Jewel Lee Dixon poses for photographs before the premiere of 'The Last Word' at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Tuesday January 24, 2017.
Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Ann'Jewel Lee Dixon poses for photographs before the premiere of 'The Last Word' at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Tuesday January 24, 2017.
Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Ann'Jewel Lee Dixon poses for photographs before the premiere of 'The Last Word' at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Tuesday January 24, 2017.
Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Ann'Jewel Lee Dixon poses for photographs before the premiere of 'The Last Word' at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Tuesday January 24, 2017.
Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Ann'Jewel Lee Dixon poses for photographs before the premiere of 'The Last Word' at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Tuesday January 24, 2017.
Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Ann'Jewel Lee Dixon poses for photographs before the premiere of 'The Last Word' at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Tuesday January 24, 2017.
Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Ann'Jewel Lee Dixon poses for photographs before the premiere of 'The Last Word' at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Tuesday January 24, 2017.
Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Ann'Jewel Lee Dixon poses for photographs before the premiere of 'The Last Word' at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Tuesday January 24, 2017.
Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Ann'Jewel Lee Dixon poses for photographs before the premiere of 'The Last Word' at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Tuesday January 24, 2017.
Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Ann'Jewel Lee Dixon poses for photographs before the premiere of 'The Last Word' at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Tuesday January 24, 2017.
Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Shirley MacLaine poses for photographs before the premiere of 'The Last Word' at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Tuesday January 24, 2017.
Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Shirley MacLaine poses for photographs before the premiere of 'The Last Word' at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Tuesday January 24, 2017.
Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Shirley MacLaine poses for photographs before the premiere of 'The Last Word' at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Tuesday January 24, 2017.
Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Shirley MacLaine poses for photographs before the premiere of 'The Last Word' at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Tuesday January 24, 2017.
Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Shirley MacLaine poses for photographs before the premiere of 'The Last Word' at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Tuesday January 24, 2017.
Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Shirley MacLaine poses for photographs before the premiere of 'The Last Word' at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Tuesday January 24, 2017.
Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Shirley MacLaine poses for photographs before the premiere of 'The Last Word' at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Tuesday January 24, 2017.
Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Shirley MacLaine poses for photographs before the premiere of 'The Last Word' at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Tuesday January 24, 2017.
Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Shirley MacLaine poses for photographs before the premiere of 'The Last Word' at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Tuesday January 24, 2017.
Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Shirley MacLaine poses for photographs before the premiere of 'The Last Word' at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Tuesday January 24, 2017.
Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Shirley MacLaine poses for photographs before the premiere of 'The Last Word' at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Tuesday January 24, 2017.
Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Shirley MacLaine poses for photographs before the premiere of 'The Last Word' at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Tuesday January 24, 2017.
Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Shirley MacLaine poses for photographs before the premiere of 'The Last Word' at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Tuesday January 24, 2017.
Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Shirley MacLaine poses for photographs before the premiere of 'The Last Word' at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Tuesday January 24, 2017.
Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Producer Anne-Marie Mackay poses for photographs before the premiere of 'The Last Word' at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Tuesday January 24, 2017.
Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Producer Anne-Marie Mackay poses for photographs before the premiere of 'The Last Word' at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Tuesday January 24, 2017.
Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Shirley MacLaine poses for photographs before the premiere of 'The Last Word' at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Tuesday January 24, 2017.
Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Shirley MacLaine poses for photographs before the premiere of 'The Last Word' at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Tuesday January 24, 2017.
Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Producer Anne-Marie Mackay poses for photographs before the premiere of 'The Last Word' at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Tuesday January 24, 2017.
Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Producer Anne-Marie Mackay poses for photographs before the premiere of 'The Last Word' at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Tuesday January 24, 2017.
Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Producer Anne-Marie Mackay poses for photographs before the premiere of 'The Last Word' at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Tuesday January 24, 2017.
Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Producer Anne-Marie Mackay poses for photographs before the premiere of 'The Last Word' at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Tuesday January 24, 2017.
Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Screenwriter Stuart Ross Fink poses for photographs before the premiere of 'The Last Word' at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Tuesday January 24, 2017.
Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Screenwriter Stuart Ross Fink poses for photographs before the premiere of 'The Last Word' at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Tuesday January 24, 2017.
Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Producer Kirk D'Amico poses for photographs before the premiere of 'The Last Word' at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Tuesday January 24, 2017.
Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Producer Kirk D'Amico poses for photographs before the premiere of 'The Last Word' at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Tuesday January 24, 2017.
Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Director and producer Mark Pellington poses for photographs before the premiere of 'The Last Word' at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Tuesday January 24, 2017.
Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Director and producer Mark Pellington poses for photographs before the premiere of 'The Last Word' at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Tuesday January 24, 2017.
Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Shirley MacLaine poses for photographs before the premiere of 'The Last Word' at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Tuesday January 24, 2017.
Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Shirley MacLaine poses for photographs before the premiere of 'The Last Word' at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Tuesday January 24, 2017.
Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Thomas Sadoski poses for photographs before the premiere of 'The Last Word' at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Tuesday January 24, 2017.
Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Thomas Sadoski poses for photographs before the premiere of 'The Last Word' at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Tuesday January 24, 2017.
Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Shirley MacLaine poses for photographs before the premiere of 'The Last Word' at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Tuesday January 24, 2017.
Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Shirley MacLaine poses for photographs before the premiere of 'The Last Word' at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Tuesday January 24, 2017.
Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Director and producer Mark Pellington poses for photographs before the premiere of 'The Last Word' at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Tuesday January 24, 2017.
Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Director and producer Mark Pellington poses for photographs before the premiere of 'The Last Word' at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Tuesday January 24, 2017.
Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Screenwriter Stuart Ross Fink poses for photographs before the premiere of 'The Last Word' at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Tuesday January 24, 2017.
Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Screenwriter Stuart Ross Fink poses for photographs before the premiere of 'The Last Word' at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Tuesday January 24, 2017.
Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Shirley MacLaine poses for photographs before the premiere of 'The Last Word' at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Tuesday January 24, 2017.
Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Shirley MacLaine poses for photographs before the premiere of 'The Last Word' at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Tuesday January 24, 2017.
Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Thomas Sadoski poses for photographs before the premiere of 'The Last Word' at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Tuesday January 24, 2017.
Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Thomas Sadoski poses for photographs before the premiere of 'The Last Word' at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Tuesday January 24, 2017.
Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Thomas Sadoski poses for photographs before the premiere of 'The Last Word' at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Tuesday January 24, 2017.
Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Thomas Sadoski poses for photographs before the premiere of 'The Last Word' at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Tuesday January 24, 2017.
Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Thomas Sadoski poses for photographs before the premiere of 'The Last Word' at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Tuesday January 24, 2017.
Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Thomas Sadoski poses for photographs before the premiere of 'The Last Word' at the Eccles Theater during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Tuesday January 24, 2017.