- Dates Showing:
- Wednesday 22 February
When Superman was released in 1978 comic book blockbusters were a rare event. Director Richard Donner set himself the task of making the world believe that a man could fly and succeeded beyond his wildest dreams. His first stroke of genius was casting young stage actor Christopher Reeve as the gauche, clumsy reporter Clark Kent and the Man of Steel. Donner surrounds the unknown Reeve with a brilliant all-star cast that includes Marlon Brando as Superman’s father Jor-El, Glenn Ford as Pa Kent, Gene Hackman as Lex Luthor and Terence Stamp as General Zod. The result is a groundbreaking production filled with a sense of awe and wonder often lacking from more recent blockbusters.
This screening will be introduced by British comic book artist Bryan Hitch.
- Richard Donner
- Marlon Brando, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman
- Running Time:
- 2h 23m