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Susan Seidelman established her distinctive vision of New York City with this debut feature, the lo-fi original for her vibrant portraits of women to follow. After escaping New Jersey, the quintessentially punk Wren (Susan Berman) moves to the city with the mission of becoming famous.

Shot on 16 mm film that captures the grit and glam of downtown in the 1980s, 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.

Smithereens (1982)
dir. Susan Seidelman
93 minutes
English language / No subtitles
Free screening
The film commences at 8.00pm

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