Local Sightings 2019 - After Dark: You Don't Nomi
$13 General Admission
Northwest Forum presents Local Sightings: After Dark, with three late-night programs throughout the festival!
You Don't Nomi
** Introduction by Matt Baume, local writer, creator, and You Don’t Nomi interview subject, who discusses the connection between Showgirls and the queer experience! **
(Jeffrey McHale, 2019, US, 92 min)
Paul Verhoeven’s Showgirls (1995) was met by critics and audiences with near universal derision. You Don’t Nomi traces the film’s redemptive journey from notorious flop to cult classic, and maybe even… masterpiece?
“Nomi leaves it up to audiences to decide if Showgirls is trash, a masterpiece, or a “masterpiece of trash,” but one thing is certain: no matter how good or how bad one considers the film’s objective quality, one can enjoy Showgirls all the same.” – Pat Mullen, POV Magazine
“While far from a straightforward documentary about a widely marginalized film, You Don’t Nomi reminds us that it’s okay to like things with rough edges, that streamlined perfection is overrated… “ – Chuck Foster, Film Threat
“This is the most thoughtful deconstruction of a film imaginable, as well as an ideal festival choice for those who used to buy DVDs just for the commentaries.” – Kent Turner, Film-Forward.com
You Don't Nomi is followed by The Long Haul in a risqué back-to-back dance double feature. Both films are a part of Local Sightings: After Dark!
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Presented by Seattle’s Northwest Film Forum, the 22nd Annual Local Sightings Film Festival (September 20-29, 2019) showcases the growing complexity of creative communities in the Pacific Northwest. Its 2019 edition features a competitive selection of curated shorts and feature film programs, inviting regional artists to experiment, break, and remake popular conceptions around filmmaking and film exhibition.
Programmed closely with community partners as curators, the festival uplifts new talent, provides educational opportunities for youth and adults, supports the regional film industry, and promotes diverse media as a critical tool for public engagement.