Directed by: Susan Seidelman (Desperately Seeking Susan)
Starring: Susan Berman (Making Mr. Right), Brad Rinn (Special Effects), Richard Hell (Blank Generation)
Release Date: November 16, 2004
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.
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.
- Audio Commentary with Co-Writer/Director Susan Seidelman
- Desperately Seeking Susan & Richard – Interviews with Stars Susan Berman and Richard Hell
- Theatrical Trailer
- Poster & Still Gallery
- English: 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround; Dolby Surround 2.0; Original Mono
- 1.66:1 / 16×9
- 93 Mins.
- Rated R
- Region Code: 0
NOTES & REVIEWS
“Funny & Eccentric!”
– The New York Times