Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)

USA | 1985 | 104 mins

Join Designing the Movies, the film series that puts art direction, costume, and design departments into focus, for iconic Eighties indie DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN. In which a bored New Jersey housewife becomes fascinated by the free-spirited New Yorker she reads about in the Personal ads, gets amnesia, and has a memorable adventure. Introduced with guest Lesa Hannah, beauty expert and founder of The Makeup Trailer, in conversation about Madonna, makeup, and mistaken identity. (Yes, we’ll also be dissecting the now-legendary vintage jacket.) – NATHALIE ATKINSON

Regular admission applies. For INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIPS ($350) and FAMILY MEMBERSHIPS, please email us at to get a ticket!

Please note that Ontario Step 3 Public Health Rules are in effect and masks will be required to be worn in the cinema and only are to be taken off when eating and drinking in the cinema.

Director: Susan Seidelman
Cast: Madonna, Rosanna Arquette, Aidan Quinn


Hosted by culture writer and critic Nathalie Atkinson, this ongoing series considers the crucial contributions of below-the-line craft in both popular favorites and forgotten gems (more…)


Doors open 30 minutes before screening.


General Admission: $16
Loyalty Members/Child/Senior/Student: $13

Individual/Family Members: FREE

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