Preview originally posted on the City of Iowa City Summer of the Arts website 7/6/2010
The MidwestOne Free Movie Series continues this weekend with a presentation of the 2008 blockbuster The Dark Knight at sun down on the Pentacrest.
Director Christopher Nolan’s second film in the rebooted Batman franchise follows the caped crusader (Christian Bale) as he works to put an end to Gotham City’s crime syndicate with the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) and newly appointed D.A. Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart). However, their progress is thwarted when a new criminal called the Joker (the late Heath Ledger, in an Oscar-winning performance) emerges whose crimes cause widespread panic and chaos for Gotham’s citizens. Together, the three must work together to stop The Joker and find a way to give Gotham both the hero it needs, and the one it deserves.
While The Dark Knight is widely considered to be the greatest super hero film ever made, parents should know the film is rated PG-13 for “intense sequences of violence and some menace.” Some children may also find the Joker character to be frightening.
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