In 1995 Paul Verhoeven’s Showgirls was met by critics and audiences with near universal derision. With a host of compelling archive footage and new fascinating interviews, You Don’t Nomi explores the film’s complicated afterlife, tracing an extraordinary redemptive journey from notorious flop to cult classic, and maybe even masterpiece.
Directed/Written/Produced by: Jeffrey McHale
Produced by: Ariana Garfinkel, Suzanne Zionts
Cast: Paul Verhoeven (Archive), Elizabeth Berkeley (Archive), Kyle Maclachlan (Archive), Joe Eszterhas (Archive), Gina Gershon (Archive), April Kidwell, Peaches Christ, David Schmader, Adam Nayman, Haley Mlotek, Jeffrey Conway, Matt Baume, Jeffery Sconce, Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Susan Wloszczyna
Music by:Mark degli Antoni
Running Time: 1hour 32 min
Certificate: Check with distributor
Format: DCP, Blu-ray, DVD
Digital release: June 12th, available to book at cinemas anytime.
As it’s the 25 year anniversary of Showgirls, events such as double-bills could work perfectly to celebrate it – the film came out originally in the US on 21 September 1995.
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