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This screening is a benefit for the Enzian. All revenues will go to support your local art house.

The feature documentary Searching for Mr. Rugoff is the story of Donald Rugoff, who was the crazy genius behind Cinema 5, the mid-century theater chain and film distribution company. Rugoff was a difficult (some would say impossible) person but was also the man who kicked art films into the mainstream with outrageous marketing schemes and pure bluster. Rugoff’s impact on cinema culture in the United States is inestimable, and his influence on the art film business—from the studio classics divisions to the independent film movement to the rise of the Weinsteins—is undeniable. Yet, mysteriously, Rugoff has become a virtually forgotten figure. The story is told through the eyes of former employee Ira Deutchman, who sets out to find the truth about the man who had such a major impact on his life, and to understand how such an important figure could have disappeared so completely.

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  • Runtime
    94 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Rating
    Not Rated
  • Director
    Ira Deutchman
  • Producer
    Ira Deutchman
  • Executive Producer
    Peter Gilbert, Beth Krieger, Susan Lacy
  • Cast
    Lina Wertmuller, Costa-Gavras, Robert Downey
  • Cinematographer
    Peter Gilbert
  • Editor
    Brian Gersten
  • Composer
    Leo Sidran