Showgirls in 35mm

Showgirls in 35mm

Selected by the Marketing and Public Relations Branch. Special guests: Introductions by actor Elizabeth Berkley and Barry Dale Johnson, Vice President of Publicity at Searchlight Pictures.

Selected by the Marketing and Public Relations Branch.

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Director Paul Verhoeven and screenwriter Joe Eszterhas followed up the international success of their 1992 thriller Basic Instinct with this lavish drama set against the glitzy and tawdry backdrop of the Las Vegas entertainment world. Elizabeth Berkley is Nomi, a fearless young woman determined to make it in show business at any cost, and Gina Gershon is Cristal Connors, the star whose throne Nomi is scheming to claim. Arguably Verhoeven’s most controversial film, and the rare studio film to be released with an NC-17 rating, it has found an enthusiastic cult following in the nearly thirty years since its premiere.

DIRECTED BY: Paul Verhoeven. WRITTEN BY: Joe Eszterhas. WITH: Elizabeth Berkley, Kyle MacLachlan, Gina Gershon, Glenn Plummer. 1995. 131 min. USA. Color. Scope. English. Rated NC-17. 35mm. Print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive.

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