“A Genuine Tribute to the Films of Paul Verhoeven – DAY THREE”
Sunday, January, 15 @ The Roxie Theater


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.

Spetters (Hunk)
5:00 pm

Released in 1980, Rated NC-17

Watch the trailer

Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 5:00pm @ The Roxie 
Directed by Paul Verhoeven. With Hans van Tongeren, Renée Soutendijk, Rutger Hauer.

Paul Verhoeven caused so much controversy with this exploration of disaffected youth and their obsession with dirt bike racing (in the outskirts of Southern Holland) that he shortly packed up his realism and headed for Hollywood. With strong thematic parallels to Jonathan Kaplan’s OVER THE EDGE and John Badham’s (R-Rated version of) SATURDAY NiGHT FEVER, this extremely RARE screening of the Unrated Dutch version showcases a pre-BLADE RUNNER Rutger Hauer and a performance by Renée Soutendijk that you will never forget. DCP w/ English subtitles courtesy of EYE Film. Unrated. 120 minutes.

Starship Troopers
7:30 pm

Released in 1997, Rated R

Watch the trailer

Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 7:30pm @ The Roxie
Directed by Paul Verhoeven; Written by Edward Neumeier.

With Casper Van Dien, Dina Meyer, Denise Richards, Jake Busey, Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Ironside.

starship-troopersMisunderstood by nearly every critic upon release 20 years ago, Paul Verhoeven’s follow-up to SHOWGIRLS ranks alongside Stanley Kubrick’s DR. STRANGELOVE (1964) as the greatest satire of war ever made. Hyper-violent and hypnotically subversive, Screenwriter Ed Neumeier’s facist-allegory brilliantly uses 90210-type acting to emphasize the obliviousness of a society to be brainwashed into committing absolute genocide. Surrealist filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky (EL TOPO) considers STARSHiP TROOPERS to be the only great American film of the past 30 years. WARNING: Film includes excessive blood and massive amounts of insect & human guts.) 35mm print. Rated “Hard” R. 129 minutes.