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SEVEN BEAUTIES
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Wednesday, Mar 7, 2018 6:00 PM
The first film directed by a woman to ever receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Director, Seven Beauties follows the foolish Pasqualino as he stumbles through the military, per-war Italy and then a Nazi concentration camp. Part of Women's March: Pioneers program.
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General Admission Adult Evening - $9.00
General Admission Seniors (60+) - $6.50
General Admission UI Student (with valid ID) - $6.50
General Admission Children (12 and younger) - $6.50

 
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Screening followed by moderated discussion with Lauren Rabinovitz, Professor of Cinematic Arts, University of Iowa.

“The finest, most ambitious work yet made by this gifted Italian director whose films appear to be inspired by irreconcilable contradictions."
- Vincent Canby, The New York Times

“American art house success led to Wertmuller being compared to Bergman and Fellini, but as Seven Beauties confirms, it is her taste for a vaguely intellectualised sado-masochism which aroused middle class American enthusiasm."
- Time Out London

In 1930s Italy, Pasqualino, a low-level Sicilian thug, kills a man who disgraced his sister. Pasqualino pleads insanity and manages to escape imprisonment by joining the military, but decides to go AWOL when things get too heavy. Unfortunately, he soon finds himself stuck in a concentration camp. There, he vows to do anything in order to survive, even if that means seducing a female German camp commander or ratting out his own friends. Trigger warning: please note, this film includes scenes of violence and sexual assault.