Searching for Mr. Rugoff (2019)

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... See full summary »

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Ira Deutchman
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Elyce Bonnell Elyce Bonnell ... Self
Peter Broderick Peter Broderick ... Self
Bea Brydson Bea Brydson ... Self
Nat Chediak Nat Chediak ... Self
Costa-Gavras ... Self
Ira Deutchman ... Self
Jean Donnelly Jean Donnelly ... Self
Robert Downey Sr. ... Self
Jerome Gary Jerome Gary ... Self
John Goldstone John Goldstone ... Self
Jim Hudson Jim Hudson ... Self
Annette Insdorf ... Self
Harlan Jacobson Harlan Jacobson ... Self
Mary Kay Kammer Mary Kay Kammer ... Self
Larry Kardish Larry Kardish ... Self
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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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8 November 2019 (USA) See more »

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