A provocateur who produced some of the biggest arthouse blockbusters of the ’70s, Lina Wertmüller—instantly recognizable in her signature white-framed glasses—was debated, venerated, and decried at the height of her fame, but her erotically and politically charged bomb-throwing films couldn’t be ignored. With this collection of five of her finest, most inflammatory features—and Behind the White Glasses, a documentary portrait of the director—we guarantee you’ll have plenty to grapple with. “[Wertmüller’s] pictures were funny and frighteningly harrowing and big and emotional and over-the-top and popular… This was a very special artistic vision.”—Martin Scorsese