The Academy at Metrograph
7 Ludlow St
New York, NY 10002
The Academy continues its residency at the Metrograph Theater in New York City, showcasing high quality film prints from the Academy Film Archive, home to one of the most diverse and extensive motion picture collections in the world. The monthly series will feature onstage conversations with filmmakers and scholars of motion pictures, tributes, newsreels, rarely seen clips from past Oscar® ceremonies, and home movies from Hollywood legends and some of the most influential filmmakers and artists.
January 11 at 6:00 p.m. ET
The controversial, absurd, and uproarious film that made director Lina Wertmüller the talk of film culture and garnered her the first Best Director Academy Award nomination for a woman, Seven Beauties follows a comedy of errors that begins when Neapolitan hustler Giancarlo Giannini inadvertently murders the lover of one of his septet of homely sisters. Worse luck follows bad, and Giannini—also an Oscar nominee—lands in a concentration camp where, in order to survive, the practiced lothario must service the Nazi kapo, played unforgettably by zaftig The Honeymoon Killers star Shirley Stoler. A heady cocktail of comedy and horror, seen in all of its original potency thanks to a stunning new restoration.