Batkid Begins

Delving into a phenomenon, documentary filmmaker Dana Nachman explores the startling flashpoint of the rise of a movement surrounding the granting of one 5-year-old cancer patient’s wish to be Batman for a day.

Jul 28, 2015 at 3:41 pm
click to enlarge 'Batkid Begins'
'Batkid Begins'

Delving into a phenomenon, documentary filmmaker Dana Nachman (director of Love Hate Love and The Human Experiment, also sharing a co-writing credit with Kurt Kuenne), explores the startling flashpoint of the rise of a movement surrounding the granting of one 5-year-old cancer patient’s wish to be Batman for a day. What emerges is the portrait of one of the most impactful “good news” stories within the contemporary news media cycle. (Opens Friday at Mariemont Theatre) — Not screened in time for review