Smithereens [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

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Written, produced, directed, and edited by Susan Seidelman in true student film fashion, Smithereens is the story of Wren (Susan Berman), an independent spirit from New Jersey trying to self-promote herself into the New York punk scene. She meets Paul (Brad Rijn), who ran away from Montana and lives out of his van in a parking lot. Paul seems to offer genuine friendship, however, Wren is only interested in forming meaningless relationships in hopes of bolstering her nonexistent career. She has no musical talents or industry skills, yet she aggressively pursues a pathetic spot for herself in places like the Peppermint Lounge. She drops Paul for Eric (Richard Hell, who also performs on the musical score), who has a record deal, and they work out a plan to escape to California, which requires Wren to pose as a prostitute in order to scam money from a prospective john. Things don't work out, and Wren finds herself hitting one wall after another, eventually getting kicked out of her apartment. With no place to go, Wren seeks out everyone she knows in the city, only to find herself left alone. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi

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Release Date
8/21/18 
Studio
Criterion
MPAA Rating
R -- Restricted
Length
1 hour, 33 minutes
Sound
  • No information available
Region
  • Blu-ray region A (North America, Central America, South America, Japan, Taiwan, North Korea, South Korea, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia)
Video Features
  • New 2K digital restoration, approved by Director Susan Seidelman, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • Audio Commentary from 2004 featuring Seidelman
  • New interviews wiht Seidelman and actor Susan Berman
  • And You Act Like One Too (1978) and Yours Truly, Andrea G. Stern (1979) and Yours Truly, Andrea G. Stern (1979), two early shorts by Seidelman, with new introductions by the Director
  • Plus: An essay by critic Rebecca Bengal
Number of Discs
1

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