Susan Seidelman

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Susan Seidelman (born December 11, 1952, Philadelphia) is an American director, producer, writer, and actress. Description above from the Wikipedia article Susan Seidelman, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Boynton Beach Club (2005)

Residents of an adult community in Florida turn to one another for support and companionship after the deaths of their spouses. Lois has a rejuvenating affair with a younger man while acting as best friend to recently widowed Marilyn. Jack buddies up with Harry ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Seidelman
CAST:  Brenda Vaccaro  •  Dyan Cannon  •  Joseph Bologna  •  Len Cariou

Residents of an adult community in Florida turn to one another for support and companionship after the deaths of their spouses. Lois has a rejuvenating affair with a younger man while acting as best friend to recently widowed Marilyn. Jack buddies up with Harry ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Seidelman
CAST:  Brenda Vaccaro  •  Dyan Cannon  •  Joseph Bologna  •  Len Cariou

Cookie (1989)

Cookie Voltecki is the illegitimate daughter of mobster Dino Capisco, who has just finished thirteen years in prison. Since being released from jail, all that Dino wants is to settle some old scores, and make up for lost time with his daughter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Seidelman
CAST:  Peter Falk  •  Dianne Wiest  •  Michael V. Gazzo  •  Brenda Vaccaro

Cookie Voltecki is the illegitimate daughter of mobster Dino Capisco, who has just finished thirteen years in prison. Since being released from jail, all that Dino wants is to settle some old scores, and make up for lost time with his daughter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Seidelman
CAST:  Peter Falk  •  Dianne Wiest  •  Michael V. Gazzo  •  Brenda Vaccaro

Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)

Roberta is a bored suburban housewife who is fascinated with a woman, Susan, she only knows about by reading messages to and from her in the personals section of the newspaper. This fascination reaches a peak when an ad with the headline "Desperately Seeking Susan" ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Seidelman
CAST:  Madonna  •  Rosanna Arquette  •  Aidan Quinn  •  Mark Blum

Roberta is a bored suburban housewife who is fascinated with a woman, Susan, she only knows about by reading messages to and from her in the personals section of the newspaper. This fascination reaches a peak when an ad with the headline "Desperately Seeking Susan" ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Seidelman
CAST:  Madonna  •  Rosanna Arquette  •  Aidan Quinn  •  Mark Blum

Making Mr. Right (1987)

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When image consultant Frankie Stone is hired by a tech company to teach a scientist’s “Ulysses Robot” how to be a man, she winds up developing very real feelings for the faux human.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Seidelman
CAST:  John Malkovich  •  Ann Magnuson  •  Glenne Headly  •  Ben Masters

When image consultant Frankie Stone is hired by a tech company to teach a scientist’s “Ulysses Robot” how to be a man, she winds up developing very real feelings for the faux human.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Seidelman
CAST:  John Malkovich  •  Ann Magnuson  •  Glenne Headly  •  Ben Masters

A Cooler Climate (1999)

Iris is broke after her divorce and takes a job working as a housekeeper for a wealthy woman named Paula. When Paula and her husband separate, an unlikely friendship blossoms between the women.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Seidelman
CAST:  Sally Field  •  Judy Davis  •  Jerry Wasserman  •  Winston Rekert

Iris is broke after her divorce and takes a job working as a housekeeper for a wealthy woman named Paula. When Paula and her husband separate, an unlikely friendship blossoms between the women.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Seidelman
CAST:  Sally Field  •  Judy Davis  •  Jerry Wasserman  •  Winston Rekert

The Hot Flashes (2013)

An unlikely basketball team of unappreciated middle-aged Texas women, all former high school champs, challenge the current high school girls’ state champs to raise money for breast cancer prevention. Sparks fly as the women go to comic extremes to prove themselves ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Seidelman
CAST:  Brooke Shields  •  Daryl Hannah  •  Virginia Madsen  •  Camryn Manheim

An unlikely basketball team of unappreciated middle-aged Texas women, all former high school champs, challenge the current high school girls’ state champs to raise money for breast cancer prevention. Sparks fly as the women go to comic extremes to prove themselves ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Seidelman
CAST:  Brooke Shields  •  Daryl Hannah  •  Virginia Madsen  •  Camryn Manheim

Musical Chairs (2012)

When his dancer partner, Mia, lands in the hospital after an accident, Armando persuades her to train for an upcoming wheelchair ballroom dancing contest.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Seidelman
CAST:  Leah Pipes  •  E.J. Bonilla  •  Priscilla Lopez  •  Jamie Tirelli

When his dancer partner, Mia, lands in the hospital after an accident, Armando persuades her to train for an upcoming wheelchair ballroom dancing contest.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Seidelman
CAST:  Leah Pipes  •  E.J. Bonilla  •  Priscilla Lopez  •  Jamie Tirelli

The Dutch Master (1993)

The Walter Mitty-esque tale of a Brooklyn dental hygienist who escapes into a painting by 17th-century Dutch master Peter de Hooc. The film was nominated for an Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Seidelman
CAST:  Mira Sorvino  •  Aida Turturro  •  Sharon Angela  •  Rick Pasqualone

The Walter Mitty-esque tale of a Brooklyn dental hygienist who escapes into a painting by 17th-century Dutch master Peter de Hooc. The film was nominated for an Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Seidelman
CAST:  Mira Sorvino  •  Aida Turturro  •  Sharon Angela  •  Rick Pasqualone

Blank City (2011)

In the years before Ronald Reagan took office, Manhattan was in ruins. But true art has never come from comfort, and it was precisely those dire circumstances that inspired artists like Jim Jarmusch, Lizzy Borden, and Amos Poe to produce some of their best works. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Celine Danhier
CAST:  Amos Poe  •  Ann Magnuson  •  Becky Johnston  •  Bette Gordon

In the years before Ronald Reagan took office, Manhattan was in ruins. But true art has never come from comfort, and it was precisely those dire circumstances that inspired artists like Jim Jarmusch, Lizzy Borden, and Amos Poe to produce some of their best works. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Celine Danhier
CAST:  Amos Poe  •  Ann Magnuson  •  Becky Johnston  •  Bette Gordon

Gaudi Afternoon (2001)

Barcelona hasn’t turned out to be the romantic dreamland fledgling translator Cassandra thought it would be. She’s about to return to America when the mysterious Frankie offers her a large sum of money to track down Frankie’s missing lover.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Seidelman
CAST:  Judy Davis  •  Marcia Gay Harden  •  Lili Taylor  •  Juliette Lewis

Barcelona hasn’t turned out to be the romantic dreamland fledgling translator Cassandra thought it would be. She’s about to return to America when the mysterious Frankie offers her a large sum of money to track down Frankie’s missing lover.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Seidelman
CAST:  Judy Davis  •  Marcia Gay Harden  •  Lili Taylor  •  Juliette Lewis

Power and Beauty (2002)

A woman claims she had an affair with John F. Kennedy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Seidelman
CAST:  Natasha Henstridge  •  Kevin Anderson  •  Peter Friedman  •  John Ralston

A woman claims she had an affair with John F. Kennedy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Seidelman
CAST:  Natasha Henstridge  •  Kevin Anderson  •  Peter Friedman  •  John Ralston

The Ranch (2004)

A comedy drama about a few days in the lives of a group of "working girls" in Reno, Nevada. “The Ranch” is a legally operated brothel that operates under the careful watch of state health inspectors (who insist on weekly medical check-ups) and the semi-benevolent ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Seidelman
CAST:  Jennifer Aspen  •  Jessica Collins  •  Samantha Ferris  •  Nicki Micheaux

A comedy drama about a few days in the lives of a group of "working girls" in Reno, Nevada. “The Ranch” is a legally operated brothel that operates under the careful watch of state health inspectors (who insist on weekly medical check-ups) and the semi-benevolent ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Seidelman
CAST:  Jennifer Aspen  •  Jessica Collins  •  Samantha Ferris  •  Nicki Micheaux

Smithereens (1982)

A narcissistic runaway engages in a number of parasitic relationships amongst members of New York's waning punk scene.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Seidelman
CAST:  Susan Berman  •  Richard Hell  •  Brad Rijn  •  Nada Despotovich

A narcissistic runaway engages in a number of parasitic relationships amongst members of New York's waning punk scene.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Seidelman
CAST:  Susan Berman  •  Richard Hell  •  Brad Rijn  •  Nada Despotovich

Tales of Erotica (1996)

A series of erotic short films, all with similar unexpected endings.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Melvin Van Peebles  •  Susan Seidelman  •  Ken Russell  •  Bob Rafelson
CAST:  Ken Russell  •  Mira Sorvino  •  Cynda Williams  •  Arliss Howard

A series of erotic short films, all with similar unexpected endings.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Melvin Van Peebles  •  Susan Seidelman  •  Ken Russell  •  Bob Rafelson
CAST:  Ken Russell  •  Mira Sorvino  •  Cynda Williams  •  Arliss Howard

She-Devil (1989)

A cunning and resourceful housewife vows revenge on her husband when he begins an affair with a wealthy romance novelist.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Seidelman
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Ed Begley Jr.  •  Linda Hunt  •  Roseanne Barr

A cunning and resourceful housewife vows revenge on her husband when he begins an affair with a wealthy romance novelist.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Seidelman
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Ed Begley Jr.  •  Linda Hunt  •  Roseanne Barr

Room 666 (1982)

During the 1982 Cannes Film Festival, Wenders asks a number of global film directors to, one at a time, go into a hotel room, turn on the camera and answer a simple question: "What is the future of cinema?"  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wim Wenders
CAST:  Jean-Luc Godard  •  Paul Morrissey  •  Mike de Leon  •  Monte Hellman

During the 1982 Cannes Film Festival, Wenders asks a number of global film directors to, one at a time, go into a hotel room, turn on the camera and answer a simple question: "What is the future of cinema?"  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wim Wenders
CAST:  Jean-Luc Godard  •  Paul Morrissey  •  Mike de Leon  •  Monte Hellman

Confessions of a Suburban Girl (1992)

This autobiographical documentary takes its place alongside similar efforts by film directors John Boorman and Nagisa Oshima, all of them commissioned by BBC Scotland. Key revelations take place while she and some of her old girl-pals hang around in one of their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Seidelman
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This autobiographical documentary takes its place alongside similar efforts by film directors John Boorman and Nagisa Oshima, all of them commissioned by BBC Scotland. Key revelations take place while she and some of her old girl-pals hang around in one of their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Seidelman
CAST: 

The Barefoot Executive (1995)

A television executive low-level begins to rise sharply by the career ladder when he discovers a chimpanzee with an unerring ability to find television programs that will achieve immediate success.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Seidelman
CAST:  Nathan Anderson  •  Michael Marich  •  Alan Blumenfeld  •  Alex Bookston

A television executive low-level begins to rise sharply by the career ladder when he discovers a chimpanzee with an unerring ability to find television programs that will achieve immediate success.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Seidelman
CAST:  Nathan Anderson  •  Michael Marich  •  Alan Blumenfeld  •  Alex Bookston

Reel Herstory: The Real Story of Reel Women (2014)

Using rare footage and exclusive interviews with filmmakers from all over the globe, "Reel Herstory" corrects the historic notion that women behind the scenes in motion pictures held peripheral careers compared with their male counterparts.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ally Acker
CAST:  Jodie Foster  •  Ally Acker  •  Dede Allen  •  Gillian Armstrong

Using rare footage and exclusive interviews with filmmakers from all over the globe, "Reel Herstory" corrects the historic notion that women behind the scenes in motion pictures held peripheral careers compared with their male counterparts.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ally Acker
CAST:  Jodie Foster  •  Ally Acker  •  Dede Allen  •  Gillian Armstrong

Cut in Half (2017)

Two Muslim sisters and their family must cope with the eldest daughter's leukemia diagnosis and her decisions about life and death.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Seidelman
CAST:  Déa Julien  •  Ajna Jai

Two Muslim sisters and their family must cope with the eldest daughter's leukemia diagnosis and her decisions about life and death.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Seidelman
CAST:  Déa Julien  •  Ajna Jai
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