Country: United States
Run Time: 81 minutes
Miles Scott, like many five-year-olds, dreams of being a superhero – Batman, in particular. But Miles may share more with the Caped Crusader than the average kid. At 18 months old, Miles was diagnosed with leukemia, and he has been fearlessly fighting the disease ever since. When the Make-a-Wish Foundation asked Miles what would make him happiest, he naturally requested one thing: to be a real Batman. While Miles’s parents had doubts about being able to grant his wish, Patricia Wilson, an Executive Director at Make-a-Wish, did not shy away from the task. With the generous help of an acrobat, television newscasters, the chief of police, the mayor, and even composer Hans Zimmer, among numerous others, Patricia successfully transformed San Francisco into Gotham City and Miles into crime-fighting “Batkid” on November 15, 2013. Dana Nachman’s BATKID BEGINS: THE WISH HEARD AROUND THE WORLD documents the incredible story of how thousands of people worked together to make one kid’s wish come true and created a global social media phenomenon in the process. – E.B.
Tower City Cinemas
Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 12:00 PM -
Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 1:20 PM
Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 7:15 PM -
Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 8:35 PM
Nesnadny + Schwartz Portrait Documentary Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
"Witchhunt" (2008), "Love Hate Love" (2011), "The Human Experiment" (2013) – 38th CIFF, BATKID BEGINS: THE WISH HEARD AROUND THE WORLD (2015)
Liza Meak, Dana Nachman
Dana Nachman, Kurt Kuenne
Don Hardy, Jr.