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Fri, Jun 9, 2017

Repertory Series ArchiveSeven Beauties: The Films of Lina Wertmüller

Behind the White Glasses

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(2015) dir Valerio Ruiz w/Lina Wertmüller, Giancarlo Giannini, Marina Cicogna, Sophia Loren, Harvey Keitel, Nastassja Kinski, John Simon [104 min; DCP]
BEHIND THE WHITE GLASSES offers a deep dive into the ground-breaking life and career of Lina Wertmüller, the first woman ever nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director. Spanning decades, from unpublished pictures taken in Cinecitta, when she was Federico Fellini’s assistant director on 8 1⁄2, to the locations of her most famous films, the documentary reveals the artistic and human universe of a woman who, with her unfailing irony and taste for the grotesque, has left an indelible mark on cinema.

“You can get a valuable film history lesson and have a seductively subversive good time watching Valerio Ruiz’s documentary ‘Behind the White Glasses.'” – Peter Keough, Boston Globe

“A fun and jumpy ode to brazenly unbound and cross-disciplinary artistry.” – Chris Barsanti, Film Journal International

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Friday 6/9
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