Rent Smithereens (1982)

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1h 33min
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Synopsis:
Susan Seidelman established her distinctive vision of New York City with this debut feature, the lo-fi original for her vibrant portraits of women reinventing themselves. After escaping New Jersey, the quintessential punk Wren (Susan Berman) - a spark plug in fishnets - moves to the city with the mission of becoming famous. When not pasting up self-promotional flyers or hanging at the Peppermint Lounge, she's getting involved with Paul (Brad Rinn), the nicest guy to ever live in a van next to the highway, and Eric (Richard Hell), an aloof rocker.
Shot on 16 mm film that captures the grit and glam of downtown in the 1980's, with an alternately moody and frenetic soundtrack by the Feelies and others, Smithereens - the first American independent film to compete for the Palme d'Or - is an unfaded snapshot of a bygone era.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Susan Seidelman
Writers:
Susan Seidelman, Ron Nyswaner, Peter Askin
Studio:
Blue Underground
Genres:
Classics, Drama, Special Interest
BBFC:
Release Date:
02/06/2008
Run Time:
93 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Interviews With Susan Berman & Richard Hell
  • Director's Audio Commentary
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Stills Gallery
BBFC:
Release Date:
27/08/2018
Run Time:
93 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.66:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Audio commentary from 2004 featuring Seidelman
  • New interviews with Seidelman and actor Susan Berman
  • And You Act Like One Too (1976) and Yours Truly, Andrea G. Stern (1979), two early shorts by Seidelman, with new introductions by the director
  • An essay by critic Rebecca Bengal

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