Lina Wertmüller: Four Beauties

Director Lina Wertmüller emblazoned her name in the pantheon of Italian cinema reinventing the narrative forms and character types of her country's comedy. The passionate invectives against social, cultural and historical inequities at the heart of her mid-1970s masterworks The Seduction of Mimi, Love and Anarchy, Swept Away and Seven Beauties helped the pictures find an appreciative audience, especially in the US, where they broke box-office records for foreign films, made Giancarlo Giannini and Mariangela Melato an indelible screen couple, and secured Wertmüller an Oscar nomination for Best Director - the very first woman named for this category. Lovingly restored to their original full-length splendor, the return of these four beauties is a timely reminder of what we've missed all these years.

A Lina Wertmüller: Four Beauties series pass is now on sale. This $25 pass grants one admission to all four films in the retrospective.
Purchase a Series Pass here!

Join us for a wine reception on Friday, May 5 starting at 5:30 pm followed by Swept Away at 6:30 pm, courtesy of Società Dante Alighieri.


Swept Away

Friday, 5/5 through Sunday, 5/7

An intimate tale of two wars - between the classes and between the sexes.


Seven Beauties

Friday, 5/5 through Sunday, 5/7

A cat has nine lives, almost as many as Pasqualino.

FRI, MAY 5
SAT, MAY 6
SUN, MAY 7
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Love and Anarchy

Monday, 5/8 to Thursday, 5/11

Giancarlo Giannini is torn between the two in his Cannes prize-winning performance.

MON, MAY 8
TUE, MAY 9
WED, MAY 10
THU, MAY 11
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The Seduction of Mimi

Monday, 5/8 to Thursday, 5/11

He's been a husband, a lover, a cuckold, and a communist. Now he just wants to be free.

MON, MAY 8
TUE, MAY 9
WED, MAY 10
THU, MAY 11
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