AWARD WINNING "SUPERHEROES' – A FILM BY MICHAEL BARNETT IS SET FOR WORLD BROADCAST PREMIERE ON HBO AUGUST 8, 2011 AT 9PM ET/PT
AWARD WINNING "SUPERHEROES' – A FILM BY MICHAEL BARNETT
IS SET FOR WORLD BROADCAST PREMIERE ON HBO
AUGUST 8, 2011 AT 9PM ET/PT
Forget the fictional comic books and their fancy high-budgeted adaptations. Throughout the nation, real, true superheroes exist among us bravely battling crime and other contemporary maladies including homelessness and bullying. SUPERHEROES - a film by Michael Barnett chronicles the lives of these dedicated real people as they protect and support their own communities from New York to Seattle to San Diego to Orlando. They patrol the dark and dangerous streets of their cities, seeking out criminals, evildoers and villains.
A 2011 Slamdance Film Festival winner, SUPERHEROES goes deep inside the world of real-life caped crusaders. From all over America, these everyday citizens don masks, homemade costumes and elaborate utility belts in an attempt to bring justice to evildoers everywhere.
Meet the Superheroes:
Mr. Xtreme: Evildoers Beware! Mr. Xtreme is a man of conviction and purpose with a loathing of apathy and indifference, he sets out on nightly patrols to deter violent crime before it occurs. An imposing figure of neon and camouflage, Mr. Xtreme will stop at nothing to protect his community from the villains and goons that reap crime and fear throughout greater San Diego.
Zimmer (The New York Initiative): Super is as super does. Which for Zimmer means living his most authentic self. Young and restless and "out" and proud in the best, most productive sense, his work combines his deep interest in technology and computer science, with his impassioned sense of justice that leads him to patrols on the meaner streets of his adopted home in Brooklyn, NY.
Dark Guardian: In the shadow world of street drug peddlers, Dark Guardian stands alone as a beacon of light. Seemingly unafraid, he heads out to parks where drugs are being sold in plain sight of passersby and children, and does everything within his power to drive those dealers out of the park—hopefully never to return. New York based.
Life: He didn’t grow up with much, but that didn’t stop him from giving to others. He is Life, tirelessly and selflessly working on behalf of Manhattan’s homeless population. Minimally costumed in a mask and tie-and-jacket, he sets out every day, delivering the smaller necessities of a life lived on the streets in a large metropolis. Raised in the Jewish tradition of leaving the world a better place than the way he found it, he was imbued at an early age with strong values of charity, courtesy and kindness.
SUPERHEROES will be available for all to experience when it has its world broadcast premiere on HBO on August 8 at 9PM ET/PT as part of the HBO summer documentary series.