Everyone wants to become a superhero. The universal theme of battling evil with good resonates with every individual around the world. Independent documentary Legends of the Knight, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Brett Culp and funded by over 1,000 people around the world via Kickstarter, will have a one-time-only screening at the NEON (130 E. Fifth St.) on Thursday, July 31, from 7:30 – 8:51 p.m. Since February, each screening has benefited a local charity in the community where the movie is shown, and Xenia-based 4 Paws for Ability was chosen to receive 5% of each $11 ticket sale.
Legends of the Knight weaves together the uplifting true stories of individuals who have overcome devastating obstacles, unselfishly given to the community, and embraced their inner superhero because of their love of Batman. A superhero with no actual super powers, Batman was born out of tragedy when Bruce Wayne lost his parents to street violence and he decided to rise above that and eliminate the bad element in Gotham. Through the deeply personal tales of Batman fans, writers, and filmmakers, this feature-
length documentary explores the power of heroic stories and encourages viewers to find their own unique path to heroism.
The documentary is suitable for all ages and free of objectionable content or language. Some stories deal with tragedy and sadness, but the details and images are not graphic, detailed, or overly intense. A certain level of maturity is required to view 76 minutes of real-life stories, but if a young person can follow a typical reality show or nature documentary, he/she will likely enjoy the stories in the film.
The Dayton screening was arranged by Tyler Hall, a 2012 Wittenberg University graduate who was in 4 Paws for Ability’s service dog fostering program, which helps prepare dogs for a life in service assistance to children or veterans with disabilities.
“When I started planning to bring this Batman documentary to Dayton,” Hall said, “there was no question about which charity I wanted to support. Since a friend and I volunteered to train a Golden Retriever our junior year of college, I’ve been struck by just how incredible a difference these dogs make for kids and their families. The stories in Legend of the Knight remind me of the everyday heroes that I connected with through that service: from the dog trainers, to the staff at 4 Paws, to the parents, and especially the kids who benefit from the service dogs.”
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