CAPOTE (2005) - Phillip Seymour Hoffman

  • March 15, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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Phillip Seymour Hoffman's tour de force:

An artist at the pinnacle of his craft portrays an artist at the pinnacle of his craft.

On November 14, 1959, Dick Hickock and Perry Smith broke into the Clutter family's Kansas farmhouse in search an apocryphal safe filled with cash. When they didn't find the safe, Hickock and Smith mercilessly slaughtered Mr. and Mrs. Clutter and their teenaged son and daughter.

Truman Capote, a Southern writer living in New York City, became captivated by the New York Times' serial reports on the murders, and by the desperate hunt for and ultimate capture of Hickock and Perry.

While the police were still on the hunt for the murderers, Capote travelled to Kansas with his childhood friend, author Harper Lee ("To Kill a Mockingbird"), to investigate the murders, in preparation for the writing of his widely-acclaimed non-fiction novel "In Cold Blood."

This film follows Capote and Lee as they meticulously interview the parties and witnesses to the crime, and as Capote forms a personal bond with one of the accused, through their trial, conviction, appeals, and finally their hanging.

Here's the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4BvvJ69pIQ

 

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  • Donna

    It was great!

    March 17

  • Michelle G.

    Really enjoyed Capote! Have had the movie for years but have never watched it. Thanks Wayne for hosting this meet up.

    March 16

  • Megan W.

    I enjoyed both movie. Thanks for the double feature, I'm sorry it was to late to stay and discuse everyone's thoughts on both films.
    Thanks Wayne.

    March 16

  • Carrie W.

    Really good movies!!

    March 16

  • Patti T.

    I had fun and was great meeting some new people!

    March 16

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for hosting Wayne! It was nice to meet everyone!

    1 · March 15

  • A former member
    A former member

    Do we need to bring anything ?

    March 14

    • Wayne T.

      Hi, Todd! Feel free to bring drinks or snack food if you like. It is not required, but many folks do bring something. I provide ice, some soft drinks and tea, and chips and salsa.

      March 14

  • Patti T.

    I look forward to meeting some new peeps and watching what looks like a pretty good movie! Unless work calls my name I'll be there!

    March 13

    • Wayne T.

      Hi, Katie! Feel free to bring drinks or snack food if you like. It is not required, but many folks do bring something. I proved ice, some soft drinks and tea, and chips and salsa.

      March 14

  • Patti T.

    Do I need to bring any type of snacks/drinks?

    March 14

  • Katie L.

    I'm sorry I don't have a car and am short on money to use the buses. Have fun!

    March 6

  • Katie L.

    Is your place easy to get to by bus? I'd love to see it.

    February 5

    • Wayne T.

      Hi, Katie. My house is on Second Avenue South, and there is a bus line that runs down Second Avenue, and Fourth Avenue South. What part of town do you live in?

      February 5

    • Katie L.

      I live on Gallatin PIke in Madison. The bus stop is right in front of my place :) I am glad the bus is going near you!

      1 · February 5

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