Nomad Cinema Outdoor Screening: Superman (1978)
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's the original (and best) Superman
How many ways are there to see a movie? Well, when you add movie magicians The Nomad Cinema into the conversation, the possibilities are endless. Nomad Cinema have no fixed home: they journey from venue to venue, always finding fresh pastures to screen cult classics and old favourites. For this one, grab a complimentary glass of fizz and get ready for the original (and best) Superman from 1978. This is where the world's most famous action-fantasy franchise all started. Opening on Krypton, this film follows Superman (Christopher Reeve) as he's sent to Earth and develops his alter-ego Clark Kent. Clark gets a job at the Daily Planet and falls in love with Lois Lane. And so we enter the world of love and lies; heroes and villains; tight spandex and getting changed quickly in phone-booths. Christopher Reeve is everyone's favourite Superman, if not everyone's favourite super hero - a definite cult classic. "A highly entertaining...mixture, of sci-fi, romance and comedy" – The Telegraph "Superman turns out to be a surprisingly infectious entertainment, nicely balanced between warmth and wit, intimacy and impressive special effects, comic-strip fantasy and several elements that make the movie eminently eligible for deep thinking about rescue fantasies, cherubic messiahs and other pieces of popcorn metaphysics." – Newsweek Certificate: PG. Runtime: 1 hour 37 minutes.
"There's no doubt that it's a flawed movie, but it's one of the most wonderfully entertaining flawed movies made."