Behind the White Glasses

Behind the White Glasses offers a deep dive into the ground breaking life and career of Lina Wertmuller, the first woman ever nominated for the Academy Awar... Read more


Behind the White Glasses

Directed by Valerio Ruiz

Year: 2017
Running Time: 104
Country: Italy
Genres: Documentary
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Directed by Valerio Ruiz


Behind the White Glasses offers a deep dive into the ground breaking life and career of Lina Wertmuller, the first woman ever nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director for her masterpiece Seven Beauties.

The documentary spans decades, from the unpublished pictures taken in Cinecitta, when she was Federico Fellini’s assistant director on 8 1⁄2, to the places where her most famous films were set, revealing the artistic and human universe of a woman who, with her unfailing irony and taste for the grotesque, has left her mark in all the fields of entertainment in which she worked: cinema, drama, television, music. The journey is accompanied by many exclusive interviews with the artists who witnessed her intense and constantly evolving career.  Among them: Giancarlo Giannini, Marina Cicogna, Sophia Loren, Harvey Keitel, Nastassja Kinski, and film critic John Simon. The film features a long series of unreleased videos, images and songs written by Lina Wertmüller. Behind the White Glasses is a personal poetic portrait by Valerio Ruiz, her longtime assistant director and very close collaborator.

PLAYDATES

Venue City Date
Bryn Mawr Film Institute Bryn Mawr 1511154000November 20, 2017
International Film Series - Univ of Colorado, Boulder Boulder 1507608000October 10, 2017
Castro Theatre San Francisco 1506139200September 23, 2017
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Union Theatre) Milwaukee 1505880000September 20, 2017
Pacific Cinematheque Vancouver 15049296009/9, 9/11
AFI Silver Theatre Silver Spring 1502683200August 14, 2017
Cinestudio Hartford 1502424000August 11, 2017
Brattle Theatre Cambridge 14969808006/9, 6/10, 6/15
Cleveland Cinematheque Cleveland 1496462400June 3, 2017
Cinefamily Los Angeles 1495857600May 27, 2017
Gene Siskel Film Center Chicago 1494043200May 6, 2017
Quad Cinema New York 1492747200April 21 - April 27, 2017


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