Showgirls introduced by Adam Nayman
Toronto film critic Adam Nayman, author of the forthcoming monograph It Doesn't Suck: Showgirls, introduces Paul Verhoeven's deliciously decadent cult classic.
Prior to the screening, Nayman will be signing copies of his book (available for sale near Concessions) outside of Cinema 3 from 9pm to 9:45pm.
Verhoeven's deliciously decadent and lovably ludicrous ode to the cutthroat world of Las Vegas' nude stage spectaculars has gone from one of the top turkeys of the 1990s to reclaimed, maudit maybe-masterpiece.
Adam Nayman is a contributing editor for Cinema Scope and POV Magazine. His writing has been featured in The Grid, The Globe and Mail, The Walrus, Sight and Sound, Reverse Shot, Cineaste, Elle Canada and Film Comment. He teaches cinema studies at the University of Toronto and lectures on documentary film at Ryerson. He has just completed his first book, a critical study of Paul Verhoeven's Showgirls, for ECW Press, and is researching a book project about the Coen brothers.