Friday, December 8 - Saturday, December 16, 2023

“A planet is destroyed, a child is spared, and humankind is gifted with its greatest defender. Few films have ever captured both the gargantuan scale and interpersonal melodrama of superhero comics. No actor has ever personified the superheroic ideal quite like Christopher Reeve. In 1978, SUPERMAN made audiences believe a man could fly. In 2023, the film invites audiences to consider, out of a sea of so-so spandex movies, that all a great hero needs is a heart of gold… though his flying certainly adds to the mystique.” — Staff Pick by Kieran W., Assistant Manager

Screening as part of our series Staff Picks Summer 2023-Winter 2024.

  • Country USA
  • Year 1978
  • Running Time 143 minutes
  • Format DCP
  • Distributor Warner Brothers
  • Director Richard Donner
  • Cast Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman, Marlon Brando
  • Accessibility T-Coil, Assistive Listening

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