On this week’s episode of our podcast, we’re sharing a conversation with Dutch provocateur Paul Verhoeven, whose latest film, Elle, opens in select theaters this weekend. In celebration of its release, we’re paying tribute to the director’s career with a complete retrospective, Total Verhoeven. The director will be in person for Q&As at screenings of Turkish Delight and RoboCop and will be joined by Gina Gershon and Casper Van Dien for extended introductions at screenings of Showgirls and Starship Troopers

Elle was a Main Slate selection of the 54th New York Film Festival last month. During the festival, Verhoeven took part in one of our HBO Directors Dialogues, where he joined Film Society Director of Programming Dennis Lim to talk about making films in different countries, his approach to satire, and his experience working in Hollywood. 

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