40th-anniversary screening of Superman as if it were still 1978. No expectation of sequels or franchises. Just a movie about Superman — a film as unexpected as it was, in its way, as an alien baby crash-landing on Earth and saving it forever. Loving a work of art in itself is sometimes the most difficult way to appreciate it — but it's worth the superhuman effort when you do. Also tonight: Superman villain Jack "Non" O'Halloran in person, conversing and hobnobbing.
While some people still want modern Superman to be like Christopher Reeve, it's helpful — and downright liberating — to watch tonight's