‘Batkid Begins’: Summer bright spot

June 23, 2015


The wish of a terminally ill child as the subject for a documentary?

I know, cue the cliches: strength in the face of tragedy, laughter through tears, the whole “Steel Magnolias” shtick.

Except that Dana Nachman’s touching, funny nonfiction film, “Batkid Begins,” is sheer delight. Instead of something maudlin and manipulative, Nachman has assembled what may be the year’s most joyous and surprising movie.  (More…)