Watch the trailer for Lina Wertmüller retrospective

Lina Wertmüller: Female Trouble runs at the Quad Cinema, April 14-April 30 and tickets are available from the cinema’s official website. Show Full Article The Quad will also be showing a documentary about Wertmüller called   Behind the White Glasses, which features interviews with Loren, Rutger Hauer, and Martin Scorsese, among others. The retrospective boasts   world premieres of new restorations from Kino Lorber and rare imported 35mm   prints. The retrospective begins on April 14 with a 930pm screening of Seven Beauties introduced by Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Clueless director Amy Heckerling. Filmmaker Lina Wertmüller was the first female director ever to be nominated for an Academy Award, thanks to her overseeing of 1975’s Seven Beauties, and in a 1976 New York magazine cover story, she was hailed as “the most important film director since Ingmar Bergman.” The Italian auteur became such a well-known figure that she was even impersonated by Laraine Newman on Saturday Night Live. Now, Manhattan’s newly relaunched Quad Cinema is paying tribute to   Wertmüller with a retrospective called Lina Wertmüller: Female Trouble. Other films being screened include 1974’s Swept Away (later remade by Guy Ritchie with Madonna in the lead role), and 1987’s Sophia Loren-starring Blood Feud. Watch the exclusive trailer for the retrospective, above.