Director: Susan Seidelman Run Time: 93 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Release Year: 1982
Starring: Susan Berman, Brad Rijn, Richard Hell
The debut feature of Susan Seidelman (Desperately Seeking Susan) is a must-see for anyone who took the fake-it-till-you-make-it path when landing in New York City. Here we have Wren (Susan Berman), bridge-and-tunneling from Jersey, plastering flyers with her face everywhere in the hopes that she’ll cause a stir. Problem is, she doesn’t quite have a talent pinned down – just a real sharp sense of style with an attitude to match. Capturing a glimpse of the 80s East Village punk scene, Smithereens co-stars legend Richard Hell and features a score by The Feelies.