Searching for Mr. Rugoff
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SEARCHING FOR MR. RUGOFF

SEPTEMBER 16 - 23

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.

 

Watch Searching for Mr Rugoff from the comfort of home and 100% of proceeds goes towards the Jane Pickens Theater: https://watch.eventive.org/rugoff/play/612ed52733d6620029254f8f

DRAMA  |  UNRATED

RELEASE DATE

2021

RUNTIME

94 min

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