SUPERMAN II Q&A FEATURING STARS FROM THE MOVIE

Rating: PG
Length: 127 mins
Cast:
Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Terence Stamp, Marc McClure, Sarah Douglas

The Q&A screening will be of the fan favourite “Donner Cut” of the film, considered by the stars to be the “true sequel” to the original.

See a special screening of the classic Superman II (thought by many to be the best of the Christopher Reeve era Superman films), followed by a Q&A with stars Marc McClure (Jimmy Olsen) & Sarah Douglas (Ursa). Hear their insights into making one of the biggest blockbuster films of the 1980s and getting to work with legends like the late Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman and Terence Stamp.

Sunday October 9 at 6:30pm – All Ticket $25.

Running schedule for the event:

Signings from 5.30pm
(*Autographs are $30 each. Photographs are complimentary with the purchase of an autograph*)
Q&A will commence at 6.45pm
Feature film commences at 7.30pm
(* Please note: All timings are approximate *)

Superman II Synopsis:
Superman agrees to sacrifice his powers to start a relationship with Lois Lane, unaware that three Kryptonian criminals he inadvertently released are conquering Earth.

Superman II is well known for its controversial production. The original director Richard Donner had completed, by his estimation, roughly 75% of the movie in 1977 before being taken off the project. Many of the scenes were shot by second director Richard Lester, who had been an uncredited producer on the first film. However, in order to receive full director’s credit, Lester had to shoot up to 51% of the film, which included refilming several sequences originally filmed by Donner. According to statements made by Donner, roughly 25% of the theatrical cut of Superman II contains footage he shot, including all of Gene Hackman’s scenes. In 2006, a re-cut of the film was released titled Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut, restoring as much of Donner’s original conception as possible including deleted footage of Marlon Brando as Jor-El.

The film received positive reviews from film critics who praised the visual effects and story and was a box office success.

“A solid, classy, cannily constructed piece of entertainment which gets down to action almost immediately” – Variety

“Superman II is a marvelous toy” – New York Times

“The combination of Richard Donner’s superb original casting and visual attack with Lester’s wit and his ear for sound proves a pretty formidable alliance” – Time Out

Official Trailer