Directed by Richard Donner
U.S / 1978 / Narrative
143 minutes / ENGLISH

Join Cinema St. Louis and Apotheosis ComicsAltered State Comics, and Cosmic Comics in celebrating the 85th anniversary of Superman, the greatest superhero in pop culture history! April 18th marks the landmark debut of the Man of Steel in Action Comics #1, and two St. Louis institutions are joining forces to commemorate the event with a special screening of 1978's Superman - the film that made you believe a man could 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 and Martha Kent, 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, he attempts to woo co-worker Lois Lane (Margot Kidder).