Fundraiser for Clinton St. Theater: SEARCHING FOR MR. RUGOFF

Fundraiser for Clinton St. Theater: SEARCHING FOR MR. RUGOFF


Sunday, Aug 15
Sunday, Aug 29
art house day

The filmmaker has graciously gifted us ALL the proceeds from ticket sales.

So, come out and learn more about the history of art house theaters in the United States, while supporting your own community art house, the Clinton St. Theater!!!

searching for mr. rugoff movie poster
Ira Deutchman
United States
94 minutes

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.

Special Admission

$5; All proceeds benefit Clinton St. Theater. Support us through purchasing tickets!!!

August 15th Tickets

August 29th Tickets