Behind the White Glasses

Join Indievents, Gigastrand International, and Club David, Sunday, February 21, for the South Dakota Premiere of Behind the White Glasses.

Behind the White Glasses is the story about Lina Wertmüller's life and career. Lina is first woman in the world to receive a nomination for the Academy Award as best director for her masterpiece Seven Beauties (Pasqualino Settebellezze, 1975).

From the unpublished pictures taken in Cinecittà when she was Federico Fellini's assistant director for in 8 1/2 , the documentary takes us to the places where her most famous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 fields 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.

Martin Scorsese, Giancarlo Giannini, Marina Cicogna, Sophia Loren and many foreign talents like Harvey Keitel, Rutger Hauer, Nastassja Kinski, film critic John Simon and others are interviewed in the film. The film also 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, who was her assistant director and very close collaborator.

The screening will be held at Club David in Sioux Falls on Sunday, February 21, 2016, and will begin at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance and $12 at the door. You can purchase advance tickets at Club David, Zandbroz, The Last Stop CD Shop, or online at EventBrite (click button below).

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