“A Genuine Tribute to the Films of Paul Verhoeven – DAY TWO”
Saturday, January, 14 @ The Roxie Theater

A GENUINE TRIBUTE TO THE FiLMS OF PAUL VERHOEVEN WEEKEND – DAY TWO

Co-presented by MiDNiTES FOR MANiACS and Spoke Art

Spoke Art Museum and MiDNiTES FOR MANiACS are proud to co-present a 3-Day, 7-Film Retrospective of the work of Dutch filmmaker Paul Verhoeven. Like Fritz Lang in the 1940s & 1950s, upon arriving in Hollywood, Veroheven’s complex, subversive and visionary genre films have polarized American audiences for 30 years now. Spoke Art will be presenting brand new limited edition screen prints for TOTAL RECALL, ROBOCOP & STARSHiP TROOPERS available for purchase exclusively for attendees.

Robocop
7:00 pm

Released in 1987, Rated NC-17

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Saturday January 14, 2017 at 7:00pm @ The Roxie
Directed by Paul Verhoeven; Written by Edward Neumeier.
With Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O’Herlihy, Ronny Cox, Miguel Ferrer, Ray Wise.

Paul Verhoeven’s second American film took critics by surprise, delivering one of the most subversive sci-fi films of the decade. Peter Weller plays Officer Alex Murphy, a Detroit cop battling the chaotic streets in our very near Dystopian future. Screenwriter Ed Neumeier’s special blend of social satire seems as accessible as a Saturday Morning Cartoon making a revisit into ROBOCOP essential to perhaps uncover who this super-robot-cop is actually fighting for?! Warning: Extreme sound effects, violence and jaw dropping SFX by Rob Bottin & Stephen Dupuis! Unrated Director’s Cut DCP (fixing the incorrect aspect ratio of all 35mm prints) courtesy of  Park Circus. Unrated. 103 minutes.

Showgirls
9:15 pm

Released in 1995, Rated NC-17

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showgirls

Saturday January 14, 2017 at 9:15pm @ The Roxie
Directed by Paul Verhoeven; Written by Joe Eszterhaus. With Elizabeth Berkley, Kyle MacLachlan, Gina Gershon, Glenn Plummer.

Paul Verhoeven’s fifth film is also one of cinema’s most infamous and debatable movies ever made. While a massive cult following has formed around Nomi Malone’s misunderstood journey into the entertainment business since its release, MiDNiTES FOR MANiACS is proud to present a pristine NC-17 35mm Print for a RARE NEO-SiNCERE SCREENiNG. Extravagant, exploitative and uniquely subversive, it is time to finally uncover Paul Verhoeven’s satirical take on Las Vegas and Hollywood as one of the most brilliant films of the 1990s. Widescreen 35mm print courtesy of Park Circus. Rated NC-17. 131 minutes.

Paul Verhoeven Secret Surprise
11:45 pm

Released in 1983, Rated R

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+ ADDED BONUS in Dutch with English Subtitles in 35mm.