‘The Superhero’ @ Village 8 Theaters

Friday, Aug. 27

Village 8 Theaters
4014 Dutchmans Lane
$5; 8 p.m. (7:30 pre-show)

Films about unlikely superheroes are becoming a genre unto themselves; take “Kick-Ass” and “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World,” both released this year. Contributing a local take on this emerging zeitgeist is “The Superhero,” which depicts “the rise and fall of Louisville’s greatest superhero.” The project was produced by a couple of homegrown actor/filmmakers — Jason Saint and Brandon Ingram. Ingram stars as Brandon Branson (a.k.a. Bran Man,) an everyman who is struck down during a freak thunderstorm. Superpowers and a costume follow the lightning bolt, and our hero proclaims, “I’m going to do good! I’m a, I’m a, going to save lives!” This slightly flubbed line typifies the film’s endearing, handmade quality and lo-fi charm. “The Superhero” is the third feature from this duo, and will have its world premiere Friday night at Village 8. —J. Christian Walsh

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