A thought-provoking and entertaining look at an unforgettable piece of American popular culture and the surprising ways we connect with film and each other. Hosted by Matt Harkins and Viviana Olen of THNK1994!
You Don't Nomi
Jeffrey McHale | US | 92
When Showgirls was released in 1995, Paul Verhoeven’s salacious NC-17 look at Vegas dancers was met by critics and audiences with near universal derision. But in the intervening decades, the film has inspired an ever-growing fan community and impassioned debate over its quality, artistic intent and messages about sex and gender. Guided by a chorus of film critics, scholars, and fervent devotees, Jeffrey McHale's documentary explores the legacy and broader implications of Showgirls, while diving into its cultural inspirations as well as its place in Verhoeven’s filmography.
Led by musician Juno Roome, A Harlana make reverb-drenched, multi-layered, guitar-based tracks that take the listener into a dreamlike world. Everything shifts around you in a way that is comforting, rather than disorientating, and means there is plenty to still discover and then rediscover which each new listen.
THNK1994 is a pop up, pop culture art gallery run by Matt Harkins and Viviana Olen. Previous exhibits include, "The Tonya Harding Nancy Kerrigan 1994" Museum, "The Olsen Twins Hiding From the Paparazzi", and "David's Dead: A Celebration of Tiffany Pollard".
Live Music from A. harlana
Film Begins with an Intro from Matt Harkins and Viviana Olen of THNK1994
Film screenings at Liberty Park on the World Trade Center campus are presented by The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. This a free event. In the case of rain, show will be rescheduled. No outside alcohol is permitted.
140 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10006