BATMAN: MASK OF THE PHANTASM | Dir. Bruce Timm and Eric Radomski | 1993 | USA | 76 min | PG
Presented by Peter Hemminger, Executive Director, Quickdraw Animation Society
When the city’s most feared gangsters are systematically eliminated, the Caped Crusader is blamed. But prowling the Gotham night is a shadowy new villain, the Phantasm, a sinister figure with some link to Batman’s past. Can the Dark Knight elude the police, capture the Phantasm and clear his name?
Unmasking the Phantasm is just one of the twists in this dazzling feature length animated adventure. Discover all-new revelations about Batman’s past, his archrival the Joker and Batman’s most gruelling battle ever – the choice between his love of a beautiful woman and his vow to be the defender of right.
The third film in our Salon Cinema series, in which Calgary Cinematheque gathers some of Calgary’s brightest local luminaries to share and discuss their favourite movies.