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Born in July 1970 and raised in London, Christopher Nolan might be one of the most iconic “American” filmmakers. Using his dual birthright (his mother is American), he has stamped his signature worldview on a host of exceptional films over the past 22 years – in the process garnering himself 5 Oscar® nominations as a writer, director, and producer. Enzian proudly brings Nolan’s acclaimed Dark Knight Trilogy back to the big screen for one week only. Considered some of the greatest comic book adaptations of all time, the trio of films combined were nominated for 230 international awards, won 3 Oscars (including Heath Ledger’s iconic performance as The Joker), and made nearly $2.5 billion at the worldwide box office. They stand as a testament to a perfectly achieved cinematic vision.
Along with The Dark Knight Trilogy, Enzian will host a special 10th anniversary, one-night-only showcase of Nolan’s masterpiece, Inception (4 Oscars and 8 nominations), and later in August, a rare 35mm showing of his first feature film, Following (1998), will screen as part of our Cult Classics series. So, come out and celebrate one of the most acclaimed filmmakers of his generation.
As a young boy, Bruce Wayne watched in horror as his millionaire parents were slain in front of him–a trauma that leads him to become obsessed with revenge. But the opportunity to avenge his parents’ deaths is cruelly taken away from him by fate. Fleeing to the East, where he seeks counsel with the dangerous but honorable ninja cult leader known as Ra’s Al-Ghul, Bruce returns to his now decaying Gotham City, which is overrun by organized crime and other dangerous individuals manipulating the system. Meanwhile, Bruce is slowly being swindled out of Wayne Industries, the company he inherited. The discovery of a cave under his mansion, along with a prototype armored suit, leads him to assume a new persona, one which will strike fear into the hearts of men who do wrong; he becomes Batman.
USA | UK, 2005, 140 minutes, Rated PG-13, Directed by Christopher Nolan