1978 / 143 min. / PG
Director: Richard Donner
Cast: Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman

Planet Fantastic: SUPERMAN (1978)

The granddaddy of superhero movies. The one that started it all. A wondrous big-hearted film.

RATED: 93% on Rotten Tomatoes

“Superman is a pure delight.” – ROGER EBERT

“…a wonderful, chuckling, preposterously exciting fantasy.” – VARIETY

“It’s the simple, earth-bound quality of the film that makes this comic-book fantasy soar.” – WASHINGTON POST

Roger Ebert Review 4 out of 4 stars

Created in 1938 by Canadian-American Joe Shuster and American Jerry Siegel, Superman became the first and greatest superhero. Superman: The Movie (1978) is still considered by many to be the gold standard by which all superhero movies are measured. Sent from his dying homeworld of Krypton by parents in search of a better life, an illegal immigrant must use his powers for the betterment of humankind. Superman: The Movie fills us with hope and childlike wonder. You will still believe a man can fly. Shot on location in Canada.

SPECIAL GUESTS for PLANET FANTASTIC:

  • Acclaimed Superman director Richard Donner (Superman, The Goonies, The Omen, Ladyhawke, Lethal Weapon series. Producer: X-Men, The Lost Boys) with special video introduction for Planet Fantastic
  • Actor Jeff East. Teen Superman/Clark Kent. Live Q&A interview from France.
  • VFX/Projection Inventor. Zoran Perisic. 3 time Academy Award Winner for scientific achievement. The pioneer who made Superman fly. Live Q&A interview from England.

Upcoming Screenings:


Sunday, Aug 27 - 7:30pm