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    Batkid is returning to the streets of San Francisco. "Batkid Begins," a documentary about San Francisco's daylong transformation into Gotham City in honor of a child with leukemia, is scheduled to have its red carpet premiere Wednesday in San Francisco's Sundance Kabuki Cinemas. Jean Elle reports. (Published Wednesday, June 24, 2015)

    Batkid is returning to the streets of San Francisco.

    "Batkid Begins," a documentary about San Francisco's daylong transformation into Gotham City in honor of a child with leukemia, had a red carpet premiere Wednesday in San Francisco's Sundance Kabuki Cinemas.

    The film opens in the Bay Area on Friday, with a national release slated for July.

    The film's star is Miles Scott, 6, now in remission from cancer. In a trailer that includes a cameo from San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, Scott was asked why Batman?

    "Because he's my favorite superhero," he answered.

    On Nov. 15, 2013, the Make-A-Wish Foundation worked with the city of San Francisco and countless citizens to create a day of Batman-themed adventures for Scott to enjoy. According to USA Today, Batkid's story was followed by 2 billion people on social media.

    The film has been promoted with a poster designed by Drew Struzan, the artist behind the iconic posters for the "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" movie franchises.

    Scott and his supporters are expected to arrive to the red carpet at 6 p.m. via Lamborghini.

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