Arroe Collins: Unplugged & Totally Uncut

The Creator Of The First Independent Film Accepted Into The Cannes Film Festival Susan Seidelman

todayJuly 9, 2024

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    The Creator Of The First Independent Film Accepted Into The Cannes Film Festival Susan Seidelman #HeliumRadio


Trailblazing movie director Susan Seidelman, shares a funny and insightful first-person story of her life from her Twiggy-obsessed girlhood to the Madonna-mania of the 80’s and beyond in her memoir, DESPERATELY SEEKING SOMETHING: A Memoir About Movies, Mothers, and Material Girls. Her genre-blending films reflect a passion for classic Hollywood storytelling, mixed with a playful New Wave spirit, informed by her years living in downtown NYC. Starting out in the mid-70s, a time when few women were directing movies, Susan was determined to become a filmmaker. She longed to tell stories about the unrepresented characters she wanted to see on screen: unconventional women in unusual circumstances, needing to express themselves and maintain their autonomy. Her fearless punk drama, Smithereens became the first American indie film to compete at Cannes, and smash hit Desperately Seeking Susan led to a four-decade career in film. Seidelman continued to shape American pop culture well into the nineties, directing the pilot of the iconic TV series Sex And The City, focusing her sharp lens on the changing place of women in American society and helping to fundamentally reshape our self-image in ways that are still felt today.

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Arroe Collins: Unplugged & Totally Uncut

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