Desperately Seeking Susan

Desperately Seeking Susan

A FILM BY: Susan Seidelman
WRITTEN BY: Leora Barish
STARRING: Rosanna Arquette, Madonna, Aidan Quinn

**Pre-show DJ set by Gaudy God**

Sponsored by ALTER | Preceded by THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE (2019, 4 min, Dir. Max R. Lincoln

New Jersey housewife Roberta Glass (Rosanna Arquette) spices up her boring life by reading personal ads, especially a series of them being placed by a mysterious denizen of New York City named Susan (Madonna). When one of Susan's ads proposes a rendezvous with her suitor (Robert Joy) at Battery Park, Roberta secretly tags along. But when her voyeuristic jape ends in permanent memory loss and a new jacket, Roberta begins to gather a lot of unwanted attention from some unsavory characters.

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There are no cases of mistaken identity with the short we're pairing with DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN. In our short this week, Milo tracks down everybody with the same name as her... And kills them!

Technical Information

Production Year: 1985
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 104 mins
Format: 35mm