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MIFF: You Don't Nomi

Documentary


 

A look at the fall and rise of the 1995 film Showgirls.

"You Don't Nomi" is a fascinating documentary. This is a deep dive investigation into how a movie that was reviled when it was released has found a second life as a cult classic. The people involved in this production are knowledgeable, their passion for the film is evident, and the way it has been put together is unique. There are no talking heads here - the source material is used to fully articulate each key players' argument or reflection, a method that seems odd at first but ends up working incredibly well. Show off.

Jessica Avelsgaard

MIFF 2019
92 mins