Lina Wertmüller Feted by Nancy Meyers, Lisa Cholodenko and More

  • Variety
Lina Wertmüller Feted by Nancy Meyers, Lisa Cholodenko and More
Nancy Meyers, Lisa Cholodenko, Nisha Ganatra and Martha Coolidge came out to Culina at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills on Thursday afternoon for a Women in Film luncheon in honor of Lina Wertmüller, the legendary Italian director who was the first woman nominated for an Oscar for best director in 1977 for “Seven Beauties.”

Now 91, Wertmüller is in Los Angeles to receive an honorary Oscar at the Governors Awards on Sunday. “The honor is long overdue — 42 years in the making,” said Wif’s Amy Baer.

Seven Beauties” was Wertmüller’s 10th film. “Her directing career encompasses two dozen features, a remarkable feat for any director,” Baer said. “Imagine the fortitude, confidence, and perseverance required for a woman director to get that many films made over four decades. Largely outside of today’s traditional studio systems. It’s remarkable and an inspiration to all women in the screen industries.”

Pascal Vicedomini,
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