Monday June 23rd @7:30pm
Members $10 / Public $15
with comics historian and former Marvel Comics editor Danny Fingeroth with one of comics’ most acclaimed writers DENNIS O’NEIL after the film!
Includes reception with comics and merchandise available for sale from Escape Pod Comics and 4th Fourth World Comics!
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On June 23rd, 1989, Tim Burton’s Batman was released in America, and began what would become known as “The Summer of Batman.” For the 25th anniversary of this occasion the CAC is pleased to announce an evening of special guests and comic books surrounding a screening of the newly restored 1989 Batman.
75 years ago, in 1939, on the verge of World War II, Batman was introduced to the world in the historic Detective Comics #27. Co-created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger, Batman would become an entertainment phenomenon—more popular today than ever—in comics, on TV, in electronic entertainment, and, of course, in the movies!
On June 23rd, 1989, Tim Burton’s Batman was released in America, and began what would become known as “The Summer of Batman.” In celebration of these two watershed events in the history of popular culture, the CAC is pleased to announce an evening of special guests and comic book merchandise surrounding a screening of the digitally restored 1989 Batman. After witnessing the brutal murder of his parents as a child, millionaire-philanthropist Bruce Wayne (Michael Keaton) pledges his life to fighting crime disguised as Batman. But his long-time nemesis, The Joker (Jack Nicholson), has sinister plans for the citizens of Gotham City.
The Joker’s greed is matched by his obsession with photojournalist Vicki Vale (Kim Basinger). But Batman is there to counter the Joker’s every move. With the fate of Gotham and Vicki in the balance, will good or evil prevail?
(USA, 1989, 126 min., PG-13, DCP | Director: Tim Burton | Cast: Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl, Pat Hingle)
DENNIS O’NEIL is one of comics’ most acclaimed writers, worked briefly in journalism, then moved to New York and comics. He worked principally for Marvel Comics and DC Comics from the 1960s through the 1990s. Denny brought social consciousness to the medium with the groundbreaking Green Lantern/Green Arrow series. His work on Batman as writer and editor returned that character to its dark, gothic roots.
DANNY FINGEROTH was the longtime Group Editor of Marvel Comics’ Spider-Man line. He has spoken about comics at the Smithsonian Institute, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Columbia University, the YIVO Institute, and many other venues. He is the author of the critical studies of superheroes, Superman on the Couch: What Superheroes Really Tell Us About Ourselves and Our Society and Disguised as Clark Kent: Jews, Comics and the Creation of the Superhero. www.dannyfingeroth.com