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Desperately Seeking Susan (35mm)

Desperately Seeking Susan (35mm)

September 12, 2022
The deliciously 80s good-girl/bad-girl 'trading places' screwball is presented on 35mm by Extra Credit

Details About the Film

This film is part of the series Extra Credit

Susan Seidelman's Desperately Seeking Susan is a film about two opposing women.

Roberta (Rosanna Arquette) is living the American Dream in decline—a loveless marriage relegating her housewife to a yuppie hot-tub salesman. Bored, she lives vicariously through newspaper classifieds like proto-social media. Driven by a personal ad from a punk "desperately seeking Susan," Roberta spies the New Wave it-girl herself (Madonna), and a series of events ensue involving amnesia, mistaken identity, and the mob.

Join University of Missouri researchers as we re-examine the fashion, the tropes, and the times of this deliciously 80s cult-classic.


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Director(s): Susan Seidelman
Starring: Madonna, Rosanna Arquette
Year Released: 1985
Runtime: 104 minutes
Country: United States
Language(s): English
Accessibility Options: ListenTech (Hearing Impaired / Personal Amplified Audio Receiver w/optional T-Coil loop)