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Desperately Seeking Susan

Friday, June 24 - Sunday, June 26, 2016

Chosen by Todd V., manager

DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN is ostensibly about a bored housewife (Roseanna Arquette) who becomes obsessed with a woman named Susan (Madonna), but on its release in 1985 it became something much more: the mainstream’s introduction to New York’s Downtown scene and the “big break” for the Material Girl herself. The film also has a surprisingly avant-garde pedigree, with guest stars including performance legends Ann Magnuson, Richard Hell, John Lurie, and Arto Lindsay. Inspired by Jacques Rivette’s Celine and Julie Go Boating, SUSAN is a tale of two women whose personalities meld and shift.

Screening in the series “Classic IFC Center”

  • Country USA
  • Rating PG-13
  • Year 1985
  • Running Time 104 minutes
  • Director Susan Seidelman