Posted by: Pam, at RML | October 8, 2014

Film Screening of “Musical Chairs” Hosted by Susan Seidelman, Director

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Philadelphia-born Susan Seidelman was lauded as one of Hollywood’s few “bankable” female directors after the blockbuster box office performance of Desperately Seeking Susan.

Please join us on Sunday, October 12, at 1:30pm, when Susan Seidelman will talk about her life, her films, her inspirations. We’ll be screening Musical Chairs, a romantic tale of two New Yorkers, set in the world of wheelchair ballroom dancing.


Seidelman’s thirty-seven year career includes a Palm d’Or nomination at Cannes and multiple Emmy and Oscar nominations for films starring Meryl Streep, Madonna, and John Malkovich, among many other actors. As a writer and director, she’s been a pioneer among female, American independent filmmakers, starting with her 1982 debut, Smithereens. The women in Seidelman’s films are often trying to find their place in the world, their voice.

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And Susan Seidelman directed  the 1998 pilot for the groundbreaking “Sex and the City.”–

“It was bold and sassy and more interesting than what I’d seen on TV. Sometimes you get called about something and you think it’s going to be a job, and then sometimes you get called and it turns out to be something you’re really passionate about. I felt like I was the right person to do that…and I like the ending. It’s a little bittersweet.”


I read that Susan attended Drexel University, is 61 years old, and her birthday is in December. Well, that describes me, too.  Hey, who wrote this script?

I am lucky to be in the position to invite big names to our Library… it is so thrilling that Susan Seidelman said YES!

See you on Sunday,





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