Christopher Nolan's contribution to the Batman mythos, The Dark Knight
, captured most of the nation's fancy last summer, racking up dollars and roping in fans in enormous numbers. Some people (ahem
) never bothered to see it, because, you know, 70 years of comic books have provided more characterization and entertainment — but to each his own. Nolan's gritty thriller features big performances from Heath Ledger, Christian Bale, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Michael Caine, the requisite number of action-adventure-explosion sequences, and a nipples-free bat suit. Frontyard Features and the Soulard Safety Program (!) present a free screening of The Dark Knight
around 8:30 p.m. in Soulard Market Park (Lafayette Avenue and South Ninth Street; www.fyfstl.com
). Admission is free.
Thu., June 11, 2009