Caped Crusaders

Everyone loves Batman. The world’s greatest detective has managed to become the world’s most popular superhero over the course of his 75-year existence, all without any actual superpowers. Along the way, his bravery, his mission and his ability to hang with heroes who can throw cars around like toys have inspired untold numbers of people. In Legends of the Knight, filmmaker Brett Culp shares the stories of many of these people, from kids whose love of Batman helped them beat cancer to men who became cops to follow the Dark Knight’s example.

“Batman is the quintessential superhero without superpowers,” Culp explains. “It speaks to this belief that we have a superhero lurking inside of us. He’s a guy with great pain, but also great wealth and power. He chooses to fully engage and make a positive difference in the world. It inspires this belief that, despite all the pain and angst within us, there’s something that could lead to a greater good for the world.”

See the film, which screens for one night only, at 7:30 p.m. the Sie FilmCenter, 2510 East Colfax Avenue. Tickets are $12 and proceeds go to Aurora Rise, the charity set up for victims of the Aurora theater shootings. For more information, and to reserve tickets, visit wearebatman.com.
Sun., May 11, 7:30 p.m., 2014

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Cory Casciato is a Denver-based writer with a passion for the geeky, from old science fiction movies to brand-new video games.
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