ARC OUT LOUD
Continuing our series of interactive, ‘out loud’ screenings. Some films deserve hushed reverence and quiet contemplation... these are not those films. This month we present a special Arc Out Loud double feature! Make sure you wear your best Ver-sayce.
YOU DON’T NOMI
FRI 13 NOV | 6PM | Arc cinema | $12/$10 or $20/$15 For both films
2019 | M | 92 mins | DCP | USA| D: Jeffrey McHale
On its initial release 25 years ago, Paul Verhoeven’s Showgirls was met by critics and audiences alike with near universal derision.
Tracing the film’s redemptive journey from notorious flop to cult classic, this documentary by Jeffrey McHale redeems the film as a subversive comic triumph.
It contextualises the film through the prism of a Hollywood gaze that sensationalised sex as something both titillating and dangerous.
‘You Don’t Nomi takes Showgirls seriously, obsessively, looking at it from every angle, presenting a chorus of critical voices who analyse the film in ways that are highly entertaining and provocative’ - Variety