The 2015 documentary “Batkid Begins” will be screened Thursday, Nov. 17, at 6 p.m. at the Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St.

The film is the true story of Miles Scott, a 5-year-old cancer patient whose wish to be Batman's sidekick for a day became one of the Make-A-Wish Foundation's most memorable moments. Thanks to a viral-marketing campaign and tremendous outpouring of support from the local government, police and citizens of San Francisco, Scott's dream of becoming Batkid for a day became a global phenomenon. His moving story is told in this documentary by filmmaker Dana Nachman.

This year's Thursday Film Series is hosted by the Friends of the Rockland Library. In addition to watching great films, viewers are able to enter a drawing for books related to the movie's topic or theme, donated by the Friend's Book Stop.

This event, sponsored by Friends of the Rockland Library and the library, is free and open to the public. For more information, call 594-0310.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.