The Art Directors Guild (ADG) Film Society and American Cinematheque kick off the Guild’s 2015 Film Series, “Confessions of a Production Designer," with the 1984 Italian comedy “SOTTO … SOTTO". The screening will be a tribute to the film's production designers Gianni Giovagnoni and Enrico Jobu, who used Rome and its localities as enchanting backdrops. Directed by Lina Wertmüller (the first female director to be nominated for an Oscar®), this provocative film uses sex as a metaphor for self-discovery - and punctures Italian machismo in the process. Ester (Veronica Lario) finds herself attracted to newly divorced friend Adele (Luisa De Santis) and confesses her love to husband Oscar (Enrico Montesano), who searches frantically for his rival, never suspecting it’s a woman. In Italian with English subtitles.
A panel discussion, moderated by production designer John Iacovelli (Babylon 5), will follow the film.