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Scarecrow and Grand Illusion Member Screening: Smithereens
August 22, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Scarecrow, the Grand Illusion, and The Criterion Collection are proud to present this new release of Susan Seidelman’s groundbreaking 1982 punk comedy SMITHEREENS.
“After escaping New Jersey, the quintessentially 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 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.”
This screening is FREE for Scarecrow Video ($50 and up) and Grand Illusion members, and we’ll also have copies of the new Criterion blu-ray for sale ahead of the official release!