Chattanooga Symphony to accompany screening of “Showgirls”

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"Showgirls" with orchestral accompaniment
“Showgirls” with orchestral accompaniment

As part of the second annual Chattanooga International Film Music Festival this weekend, the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will provide a live accompaniment to a special screening of the modern classic 1995 film Showgirls.

The award-winning* film was directed by the acclaimed Dutch director Paul Verhoeven and has been praised by film critics including Jonathan Rosenbaum and Jim Hoberman, grossing over $100 million from combined box office and home video revenues.

“Sure, we’ve all seen and enjoyed Showgirls many times at home, and it’s even a Thanksgiving tradition with my family,” said Chattanooga Symphony publicist Cristal Malone. “But to experience seeing it on a big screen, with a full symphony orchestra providing a live score, that’s something really special and rare.”

“When Nomi gives Zack a lap dance at Cheetah’s, the swell of the orchestra really makes that scene come alive,” said Malone.

“It’s a major achievement in film, made better with a live orchestra,” said Malone. “This screening and performance at the Tivoli Theatre will have it all – music, singing, dancing. And most importantly, tits.”

* Seven 1995 Golden Raspberry Awards

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