Coming to theatres and virtual cinemas tomorrow, Friday, August 13:
SEARCHING FOR MR RUGOFF
DOC NYC 2019
Palm Springs, Cleveland, Wisconsin, Galway, Mill Valley
A look back at the outsized personality behind legendary art house distributor Cinema 5.
The film screened as part of DOC NYC, for which our program notes read:
Ira Deutchman reveals the untold story of the creative genius behind 1960s-’70s film distribution company Cinema 5. Filmmakers, critics, collaborators, and family members paint a vivid portrait of Donald Rugoff, a volatile, self-destructive, and fearless champion of independent and art films. Drawing from a rich archive and colorful interviews, veteran distributor, producer, and former Rugoff employee Deutchman brings us closer to his legendary and controversial mentor, who took risks and fought for great cinema while facing personal battles of his own.