What inspires someone to dress up to fight crime? Members of the local movement aren’t billionaires with childhood trauma or affected by radiation. Seattle filmmaker Matt Harrison has been following the adventures of the headline making crimefighters of Seattle's Rain City Superhero Movement for his documentary Citizen Heroes. In the film, Harrison reveals what he’s learned about the local people behind the masks.
Most notable hero, Phoenix Jones, gained nationwide attention for patroling the streets of Seattle. Jones may be in the spotlight, but Harrison learned the real life superhero movement has been in action for years in the Pacific Northwest.
Citizen Heroes and The Collectibles web series are co-presenting the Avengers Assemble film series this week at SIFF Cinema. Harrison and costumed heroes of the movement are introducing Marvel movies. Those cinematic heroes are joining forces on the big screen in The Avengers.
The Seattle superhero movement is also popping up in a real comic book this week. By happenstance or circumstance? In this week’s X-Factor # 235, Seattle superheroes are under attack. The mutant detectives of X-Factor Investigations are on the case in the city.
Harrison, Knight Owl and Sky Man are scheduled to present more Avengers solo movies this week at SIFF Cinema. To learn more about Harrison’s project, visit the Citizen Heroes website. To check out more interviews with Harrison, details about his movie, and a few of his favorite superheroes, visit comicsblend.com.