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From SUSAN SEIDELMAN Director of DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN and SEX AND THE CITY
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
"Funny & Eccentric!" -- The New York Times
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 2 months ago by Realtorgal
Although this film captures the feel of NYC in its much grittier days, I nearly rate it 2stars because of its dismal plot. I love Richard Hell here. Read morePublished on April 5, 2013 by kaoskitty
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