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Director Spotlight: 3x Verhoeven / 2x Jarmusch

In continuing with our semi-regular Wednesday night Director’s Spotlight series, we offer up four Wednesdays (and one midnight block) to two directors whose latest film will open at the Belcourt in January: Paul Verhoeven’s ELLE (opening Jan 13) and Jim Jarmusch’s PATERSON (opening Jan 27). 


Upcoming Screenings

DEAD MAN

DEAD MAN

On the run after murdering a man, accountant William Blake (Johnny Depp) encounters a Native American man named Nobody who prepares him for his journey into the spiritual world.


Completed Screenings

BASIC INSTINCT

BASIC INSTINCT

While investigating a murder, a San Francisco cop (Michael Douglas) on the edge takes a dive into the dangerous world of bestselling suspense novelist Catherine Trammell (Sharon Stone).

Seminar: Both Ends Burning: Social and Sensual Movements in the Films of Paul Verhoeven

Seminar: Both Ends Burning: Social and Sensual Movements in the Films of Paul Verhoeven

This seminar explores how a Dutch child raised during Nazi occupation amidst resistance fighters, sex workers, artists, and scientists found his way to become the internationally acclaimed one-man vanguard of Dutch narrative cinema in the '70s, the preeminent satirist of post-Reagan America, the foremost innovator in the “gargantuan special effects mainstream tentpole” subgenre of Hollywood filmmaking, an acclaimed theological scholar, and now, approaching 80, a respected (but never respectable) arthouse auteur. Presented by film critic Jason Shawhan.

SHOWGIRLS

SHOWGIRLS

From the strobelit stages of gentlemen’s clubs to the neon otherworld of casino-strewn pageantry, Nomi Malone has come to Las Vegas to make a wager.

STARSHIP TROOPERS

STARSHIP TROOPERS

The gorgeous youth of Earth’s most patriotic families battle the unspeakable menace of extraterrestrial bug monsters.

STRANGER THAN PARADISE

STRANGER THAN PARADISE

With its delicate humor and dramatic nonchalance, Jim Jarmusch's one-of-a-kind minimalist masterpiece forever transformed the landscape of American independent cinema.

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