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Filmmaker Susan Seidelman rocked the movie industry with this daring and quirky story of Wren (Susan Berman), a self-promoting Jersey girl desperate to break into the downtown Manhattan music scene. But with no money and no talent, she bounces between a nice guy artist (Brad Rinn) who lives in his van and an arrogant musician (Punk icon Richard Hell) who lives off of anyone who will let him.
SMITHEREENS which also marked the debut of Oscar®-nominated screenwriter Ron Nyswaner (PHILADELPHIA) and features a score by beloved cult band The Feelies remains a remarkable time capsule of the early 80s East Village scene and made history as the first American independent film invited to compete for the Golden Palm Award at the Cannes Film Festival.
EXTRAS INCLUDE: Audio Commentary with Co-Writer/Director Susan Seidelman Desperately Seeking Susan & Richard Interviews with Stars Susan Berman and Richard Hell Theatrical Trailers Poster & Still Gallery
Music by The Feelies
Official Selection 1982 Cannes Film Festival
First time ever on DVD
This review is for The Blue Underground version of the 1982 film, "Smithereens"! I must admit that I had some high hopes for this film, considering it was directed by Susan... Read morePublished 17 days ago by Smrz
I lived in the East Village in 1982, and this film captures the mixture of ambition, beauty and self destruction wrapped in black humor that permeated downtown New York in the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by John Kelly
So I really dig Richard Hell and it was cool watching the movie now (never saw it before) to contrast the setting of dirty, gritty early 80s New York with the clean, gentrified New... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Realtorgal
I remember 1982 well and this really doesn't capture the spirit of those times at all. There is not much plot, character development, or style to be found. Read morePublished on April 1, 2013 by mr. contrarian