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Desperately Seeking Susan + post-screening discussion

Following the screening on Sun 21 Jul, 13:00 there will be a post-screening discussion with Sarah Perks, Professor of Visual Art at Manchester Metropolitan University and Associate Artist, HOME.

Film details

In the film that influenced fashion in ways many might want to forget, Madonna burst onto the big screen in her first major role as Susan, the free-spirited New Yorker who lights up the life of timid, repressed upper-middle-class New Jersey housewife Roberta (Rosanna Arquette). Susan posts personal ads which fuel Roberta’s romantic fantasies eventually leading to a collision of screwball coincidences, amnesia and the search for an iconic jacket which result in a fusion of mainstream comedy and downtown New York hipsterdom giving the pre-superstardom Material Girl the ideal cinematic showcase.