Batman Begins

Batman Begins poster

As we watch the 2005 film Batman Begins, directed by Christopher Nolan, we’ll be discussing a number of questions related to heroism. We’ll be viewing the film, of course, but we’ll be doing so much more than that. Joseph Campbell, the brilliant academic whose life’s work was centered around the Hero’s Journey, once said that “it has always been the prime function of mythology and rite to supply the symbols that carry the human spirit forward.” In this vein we will be looking inwardly, at our own journeys, as we watch this film.