October is coming out swingin'! This week is stacked with stellar events like An Evening with Issa Rae to Florence + The Machine with Wet Leg and from Trixie and Katya Live! to Rain City Showcase: Los Angeles Clippers v Portland Trail Blazers. For more ideas for the month ahead, check out our full guide to October events.
SIFF Film Talks series: Paul Verhoeven
Whether or not you spend much time thinking about the guy who made Robocop, Paul Verhoeven's oeuvre is worth a deep dive—the Dutch provocateur has earned cult status for his dark, satirical, and boundary-blasting films like Total Recall, Basic Instinct, and Showgirls. In this series, SIFF will explore Verhoeven's works in four themed film talks and screen six of his most iconic films, concluding with a showing of his 2021 flick Benedetta (it's about lesbian nuns) on October 3 and a final film talk about Verhoeven's 21st-century controversies on October 5.
(SIFF Cinema Uptown, Uptown)