Hey, it’s that Batman documentary and we at Why So Blu tend to support all things Batman-focused, especially special projects like this! I have been interested in and covering this documentary since its Kickstarter campaign launched way back in March of 2013. Before Comic Con I was able to see the film and was eventually able to speak with the film’s writer/director, which was quite inspiring. For those unaware, Legends of the Knight is a documentary about how Batman has gone on to inspire the power of the myth of superheroes and what real life individuals have gone on to do with that line of thinking in a positive manner. It features a lot of interesting stories and interviews and the film is now coming out for everyone to own this November. Continue on to learn more about this film and its release.
AN INSPIRING FILM ABOUT THE REAL POWER OF BATMAN PROVES THAT SUPERHEROES ARE REAL – AND THEY LIVE AMONG US
LEGENDS OF THE KNIGHT
A Documentary Showing How the Dark Knight of Comic Books, Movies and TV Has Given Hope to Those Facing Great Challenges Comes to Virgil Films DVD and Digital Download on November 18, 2014
“You will not see a more emotionally engaging Batman movie in your entire life.”
– Filmmaker Kevin Smith
Batman may be a fictional character but he has proven to be a genuine inspiration to millions of people facing disease, disability or hardship, as movingly revealed in the new documentary LEGENDS OF THE KNIGHT. The powerful, feel-good film will be released on Virgil Films DVD, VOD and Digital Download on November 18, 2014.
Batman has always held a special place in the hearts of superhero fans. Orphaned at a young age, he is an emotionally intense mortal whose compassion and sense of justice have helped him rise to heroic heights.LEGENDS OF THE KNIGHT weaves together the uplifting true stories of individuals who have embraced their inner superhero, overcome devastating obstacles, and unselfishly given to their communities because of their love for the Caped Crusader.
Through the deeply personal tales of Batman fans, writers and filmmakers, this feature-length documentary encourages viewers to find their own uniquely courageous paths. Funded by more than 1,100 people from around the world, LEGENDS OF THE KNIGHT is a return to our childhood dreams of becoming a hero.
Says filmmaker Brett Culp: “Each of my films is a ‘cinematic documentary’. I am passionate about real stories with inspirational messages. My work is about reminding us of the beauty within our own stories and in the stories around us.”
Culp’s LEGENDS OF THE KNIGHT has screened in 90 cities to date, with proceeds benefiting charities and the families they serve. Each screening has become an evening of inspiration and heroic possibilities for families – complete with superhero costumes and capes – while raising awareness and funds for charity. More than 60 charities have benefited, including Ronald McDonald House, Make-A-Wish Foundation, St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Boys & Girls Club of America, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the Special Olympics, children’s hospitals and more.
“Not your typical superhero flick,” said Whitney Matheson of USA Today. “I didn’t expect to get teary-eyed.” SaidNerdvana, “This is one of the most uplifting films you’re likely to see this year. Highly recommended.” Movie Pilot called it “the most important superhero movie you should see this year.”
Put your cape on and get inspired by the Dark Knight!
About Virgil Films – Virgil Films & Entertainment was founded in 2003 by Joe Amodei to acquire, market, and distribute DVD, TV and Digital product in the theatrical feature film, documentaries, special interest and sports categories. The company has built partnerships with OWN, Sundance Channel Home Entertainment, National Geographic Cinema Ventures, ESPN, MLB Productions, Morgan Spurlock’s Warrior Poets and other high-profile entertainment brands since their inception. Releases from Virgil Films & Entertainment include the documentary Miss Representation; Todd Solondz’s Dark Horse, the critically acclaimed documentary Bridegroom, the timeless Forks Over Knives, and the Oscar® nominated documentary Restrepo. They have also released the compelling Gun Hill Road, The House I Live In, A Brony Tale and others.Follow them on twitter: @virgilfilms |www.VirgilFilmsEnt.com.