All Screwed Up


Ragtag Cinema Wed, Jun 22, 2022 8:00 PM
Ragtag Cinema Sun, Jun 26, 2022 3:45 PM
Film Info
Release Year:1974
Production Country:Italy
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Lina Wertmüller
Cast:Luigi Diberti
Lina Polito
Sara Rapisarda
Giuliana Calandra
Isa Danieli


Presented as part of Passport: Love & Anarchy: The Radical Comedies of Lina Wertmüller.
From 1963 until her death in 2021, Italian filmmaker and screenwriter Lina Wertmüller weaponized comedy to skewer the status quo. While championing the downtrodden, she seared political ideology across the spectrum, reveling in the essential absurdity of the modern world and humanity full stop.

The first female filmmaker to receive a Best Director nomination at the Oscars, she challenged the second-wave feminism of her time, weaving class consciousness and gender politics into common cloth, shredding both proletarian male-chauvinists as well as the women of the bourgeoisie.

Extravagantly colorful, sexually-charged, and acidicly funny, we present three films produced in rapid succession from 1972-1974 finding Lina Wertmüller and global cinema writ large at a charmingly anarchic high.
All Screwed Up running June 22 — 26
Boarding at a laborers collective in the city, two boys from the country find their dreams of wealth devolving into the daily nightmares of restaurant work, petty theft, and police riots.
"Breathtaking... exuberantly funny. Watching 'All Screwed Up' is to be witness to a giant talent."
–Vincent Canby, The New York Times
"Wertmüller is the most important director since Ingmar Bergman"
–John Simon, New York Magazine