Batman, 1989. Image courtesy of Photofest.

(1989, directed by Tim Burton, 126 mins., PG-13)

In this box office blockbuster, Jack Nicholson brings his grisly smile and maniacal laugh to the portrayal of Batman's perfectly demented enemy, The Joker. With Kim Basinger as the scream-prone love interest and Michael Keaton as the subtle hero, Burton gives Batman his first dark turn, set to a Danny Elfman soundtrack.

Batman is screening as part of The National Bank of Indianapolis 2012 Summer Nights Film Series.

Batman Indianapolis Museum of Art 4000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, IN