Superman (45th Anniversary)
Sun 16 April 2:45pm
Director: Richard Donner
Starring: Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Ned Beatty, Valerie Perrine, Terence Stamp, Glenn Ford, Phyllis Thaxter
Back on the big screen to celebrate its 45th Anniversary, Richard Donner’s classic Superman, returns to the Filmhouse in April and when John Williams icon Oscar winning score starts you’ll once again believe a man can fly.
Just before the destruction of the planet Krypton, scientist Jor-El (Marlon Brando) sends his infant son Kal-El on a spaceship to Earth. Raised by kindly farmers Jonathan (Glenn Ford) and Martha Kent (Phyllis Thaxter), young Clark (Christopher Reeve) discovers the source of his superhuman powers and moves to Metropolis to fight evil. As Superman, he battles the villainous Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman), while, as novice reporter Clark Kent, falls in love with intrepid report Lois Lane (Margot Kidder).