Desperately Seeking Susan/Desperately Seeking Something

Trailer Review Orpheum Tickets

Orpheum · Saugerties

Monday, July 15 6:30p – post-screening Q&A and book signing with dir. Susan Seidelman

This 80’s indie about the unlikely love triangle between a bored housewife and two artsy lovers who seek one another through newspaper classifieds is what solidified Madonna as a box office stunner, and gave a platform for other powerhouses, like John Turturro, Giancarlo Esposito, Laurie Metcalf and Steven Wright. Come for the streetwear style, stay for the performances. (dir. Susan Seidelman, 1985, U.S., 104m)

“… (a) terrifically genial New York City farce in which the lives of two very different young women become tangled in an Orlon web of lies, half-truths and cross purposes. Full of funny, sharply observed details, reflected in Santo Loquasto’s witty production design as well as in all of the dozens of individual performances. The cast is virtually a Players Guide to the variety of performing talent available in New York.” –The New York Times 

Susan Seidelman is an American film director, producer, and writer. Her first film Smithereens starred Richard Hell and screened in competition at the Cannes Film Festival. She went on to direct other culture-shifting films, like Desperately Seeking Susan, Gaudi Afternoon, Sex and the City episodes, and others. Her memoir Desperately Seeking Something: A Memoir About Movies, Mothers and Material Girl is out now, on St. Martin’s Press. is an American film director, producer, and writer. Her first film Smithereens starred Richard Hell and screened in competition at the Cannes Film Festival. She went on to direct other culture-shifting films, like Desperately Seeking Susan, Gaudi Afternoon, Sex and the City episodes, and others. Her memoir Desperately Seeking Something: A Memoir About Movies, Mothers and Material Girl is out now, on St. Martin’s Press.

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