Even though I wasn’t a fan of Paul Verhoeven’s latest film, Elle, I’m glad that the Dutch provocateur has returned to filmmaking. Showgirls may have thrown his career off for a while, but Verhoeven has longevity thanks to movies like RoboCop, Total Recall, and Starship Troopers.
The Film Society of Lincoln Center here in New York has put together a complete Paul Verhoeven retrospective called Total Verhoeven, which will run from November 9th through November 23rd. The retrospective will open with a sneak peak of Elle and screen all of Verhoeven’s films, including his movies made in the Netherlands, such as Turkish Delight, The 4th Man, and Black Book. The retrospective will also include Verhoeven’s early short films made in the 1960s and early 1970s.
Verhoeven will be in attendance on the November 15th and 16th. On November 15th, Verhoeven will do a Q&A after RoboCop and will provide an in-person introduction to Starship Troopers. On November 16th, Verhoeven will do a Q&A after Turkish Delight and will provide an in-person introduction to Showgirls.