Basic Instinct

1992, 127m, 35mm, U.S./France

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Screened February 2–16, 2018

Star Michael Douglas hit the box-office jackpot—and the zeitgeist—once again in playing out a trouble-courting walk on the wild side, this time as a San Francisco police detective who finds himself drawn to a bisexual murder suspect. Notoriety accrued before, during, and after filming to screenwriter Joe Eszterhas, fanning the flames; director Verhoeven, circumventing censors; and iconic leading lady Sharon Stone, who raised temperatures while revealing her acting chops—and more.

A film by Paul Verhoeven