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Batman

Sunday, May 16 at 7:00 PM

Dir. Tim Burton. U.S., 1989, 126 mins. With Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Billy Dee Williams. Burton’s action-packed blockbuster set a new standard for superhero movies. Michael Keaton is a sharp-witted Dark Knight, defender of law and order in Gotham City, using vigilantism to defeat his enemies and concealing his true identity as millionaire philanthropist Bruce Wayne from journalist Vicki Vale (Basinger) while fighting the Joker (Nicholson, having a grand time). The gargantuan summer event of 1989, Burton’s film features an unforgettable soundtrack, featuring a score by Danny Elfman and original Batman-inspired songs by Prince, and Oscar-winning art direction by the late Anton Furst. Rated: PG-13