Within the line up for the 2024 Sundance Film Festival taking place January 2024 is ‘Super/Man: The Christopher Reeve Story‘, a documentary which delves into the life and legacy of the legendary Christopher Reeve.
The documentary is directed and produced by Ian Bonhôte, directed and screenwritten by Peter Ettedgui and produce by Lizzie Gillett and Robert Ford. It features “Never-before-seen home movies and extraordinary personal archives reveal how Christopher Reeve went from unknown actor to iconic movie star as the ultimate screen superhero. He learned the true meaning of heroism as an activist after suffering a tragic accident that left him quadriplegic and dependent on a ventilator to breathe.”
Here is the official write up of the film from the 2024 Sundance Festival listings:
Moving backward and forward in time, filmmakers Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui expertly weave together a dual narrative exploring the life-changing impact of two pivotal moments in Christopher Reeve’s career: being cast in 1978’s Superman and becoming paralyzed in 1995. Decades before superheroes took over the cinemas, Reeve made the world believe a man could fly; his accident brought worldwide awareness of disability. In Super/Man, Reeve’s family and close confidantes demonstrate remarkable candor in their reflections on life before and after the accident. The result is a deeply moving film foregrounding the man behind Superman — not a hagiography, but a full-fledged portrait that encompasses both the soaring heights and the dark depths of Reeve’s journey.
‘Super/Man: The Christopher Reeve Story‘ is set to be the first film to screen at the Salt Lake event on 18th January during the 2024 Sundance Film Festival.