DC and Fathom Events are teaming up to release Super/Man: The Christopher Reeve Story as a special theatrical release this fall.

THR reported that the film will debut in theaters in the U.S. on September 21 this year. Plus, an encore is scheduled for the actor’s birthday on September 25.

About Super/Man: The Christopher Reeve Story

The documentary covers Reeve’s Hollywood career, personal life, activism for disability awareness, and more. It was created by filmmakers Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui.

“Everyone knows that Superman is a superhero, but I’m eager for audiences to discover the REAL superhero behind Superman,” Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt said in a statement. “This film is an extraordinary story that takes a deep dive into the man Christopher Reeve really was and the courage he displayed.”

“It was at this very studio where he made us all believe a man could fly, and this documentary reveals what made him a true hero, on — and off — screen,” Warner Bros. president of domestic distribution, Jeff Goldstein, said. “Partnering with our friends at Fathom Events to deliver this very special film to the big screen was an opportunity we could not pass up.”

Christopher Reeve played the Man of Steel starting in 1978. Before getting the iconic role, he graduated from Princeton Day School and then attended Cornell, where he joined the theater department. Additionally, he attended Julliard.

As Superman, he starred in the original film, along with Superman 2, Superman 3, and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace.

After the legendary role, he acted in several other movies. In 1990, he starred in the Civil War drama The Rose and the Jackal as Allan Pinkerton, the head of Lincoln’s Secret Service. Also, he was offered the part of Lewis in The Remains of the Day. The film went on to be nominated for eight Academy Awards.

The actor loved horseback riding and equestrianism. This led to an unfortunate accident on May 27, 1995, when a horse stopped abruptly before jumping a fence, which caused the actor to fall forward off the horse. He landed head-first on the side of a fence, shattering his first and second vertebrae and making him paralyzed from the neck down.

From that point on, he lived with paralysis. In 1998, he said, “Who knows why an accident happens? The key is what do you do afterwards. There is a period of shock, and then grieving, with confusion and loss. After that, you have two choices. One is to stare out the window and gradually disintegrate. And the other is to mobilize and use all your resources, whatever they may be, to do something positive. That is the road I have taken. It comes naturally to me. I am a competitive person and right now I am competing against decay. I don’t want osteoporosis or muscle atrophy or depression to beat me.”

He passed away in 2004 of heart failure at the age of 52.

Check out Super/Man: The Christopher Reeve Story when it hits theaters this fall. It’s bound to be super.