Connecting the Dots: Batman
Saturday 11/29 and Sunday 11/30
Micheal Keaton stars in Tim Burton's Batman
Starring: Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger
In Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman (playing at Images Nov. 21 through Dec. 4), Michael Keaton plays an actor struggling to regain his artistic credibility (and possibility losing his mind) years after starring as a costumed superhero in a big Hollywood blockbuster. The casting of Keaton is a brilliant move, since back in 1989 he starred in Batman, Tim Burton’s gothic take on DC’s Dark Knight.
In case you’ve never seen it or if you just need a refresher, Burton’s Batman is a landmark in superhero cinema, telling Batman’s origin story with a wonderful balance of action, comedy and manic glee that only Burton could deliver. Keaton is great, Jack Nicholson as the Joker is a crazy delight and let’s not forget Danny Elfman’s score.
Still one of the best comic book movies ever made, Batman is fun for fans of all ages.
- Director: Tim Burton
- Rating: PG-13
- Runtime: 2 hours 6 minutes
- Genre: Action, Adventure
“In short, Batman is terrific - funny, smart and sensitive too, the perfect cinematic date.”
– The Globe and Mail
Connecting the Dots is an occasional film series in which we’ll explore the history of cinema and how films can influence and inspire one another.
Saturday, 12/6 at 1pm
Williamstown Holiday Walk
Starring: Will Ferrell, Bob Newhart, James Caan, Zooey Deschanel, Ed Asner
A boy who was raised by Santa's elves returns to New York City to find his biological family.
- Director: Jon Favreau
- Rating: PG
- Runtime: 1 hour 37 minutes
- Genre: Comedy, Family, Holiday
“It brings sophisticated glee and a sense of innocent fun to what could have been a moribund traditional family film.”
– LA Times