10 Years - 100 Movies | 2019 Movies on the Roof

Movies on the Roof is a private movie festival run by Laura Lanford and Thomas Rammer. We screen classic American cinema Tuesday evenings during summer on a rooftop in Printer's Row.

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The Final Season - Week 5: Superman


Richard Donner, 1978

Director Dick Donner (a new and popular director after his first smash success with "The Omen”) had a vision of a movie that was more meaningful than the campy, self-aware approach associated with Batman and previous Superman work. Starting with a massive screenplay by Mario Puzo (author of the "Godfather") and originally reworked by Bonnie and Clyde scribes Robert Benton and David Newman, Donner enlisted James Bond writer Tom Mankiewicz to create a work that manages to capture the scale and Americana of Superman, and made audiences believe that a man could really fly.

MotR 2019