Batkid documentary to kick off San Jose film festival

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Sunday, February 22, 2015
Batkid raises his fist at San Francisco City Hall.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- This year's Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose will kick off with a familiar face on the big screen.

Tuesday night's opening event will be a showing of "Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around the World."

PHOTOS: Batkid plays hero for a day in San Francisco

Some 25,000 people packed the streets of San Francisco in Nov. 2013 to cheer on Miles Scott -- AKA Batkid -- a 5-year-old recovering from leukemia.

He had been granted a wish to become a superhero for a day, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

The documentary about Batkid had its world premiere last month.

Click here for information on how to make a child's wish come true.