HURRY!!  FREE ADVANCE SCREENING of a Warner Brothers Pictures’ upcoming release: “BATKID BEGINS”

For your chance to win an admit-two pass to the advanced screening of “BATKID BEGINS” on Thursday, July 9 at 7pm at the Kendall Square Cinema, email with your name and “JOYCE BATKID” in the subject line.  5 winners will be chosen at random. You will be notified by email if you are a winner! Deadline to enter is Friday, July 3.


Thursday JULY 9, 2015 at 7:00 PM at the Kendall Square Cinema in Cambridge.

Running Time: 89 Minutes

Opening Date:  July 10, 2015

Rated: “PG”


On one day, in one city, the world came together to grant one 5-year-old cancer patient his wish.

The documentary “Batkid Begins” looks at the “why” of this flash phenomenon.  Why did the intense outpouring of spontaneous support for a child reverberate around the world and become one of the biggest good news stories ever?  The film explores what happens when an event goes viral, and reveals surprising truths about what happens when a nerve is touched in our digital society.  Will the Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation fulfill its mission to help Miles reclaim his childhood after battling disease for more than half his short life?

In the end, the film leaves audiences to decide: did Miles need the world for inspiration?  Or did the world need Miles?

Dana Nachman directed “Batkid Begins” and also produced the documentary with Liza Meak.  The film was written by Nachman & Kurt Kuenne.  Ian Reinhard & John Crane served as executive producers.  Behind the scenes, the directors of photography were Don Hardy and Naomi Ture; the editor was Kurt Kuenne; and the lead animator was Rob Simmons.  Dave Tweedie and Helen Jane Long composed the music.

“Batkid Begins” premiered at the 2015 Slamdance Film Festival and has since been applauded at film festivals across the country, winning Audience Awards for Best Documentary at the Cinequest, Omaha, Dallas, Ashland, and Rincón International Film Festivals.  It has also been an official selection at the Bentonville and Chicago Critics Film Festivals.

New Line Cinema presents a KTF Films Production, a Dana Nachman film, “Batkid Begins.”  The film will be distributed in limited release on June 26, 2015, by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.  This film has been rated PG for some mild thematic material.