March 15, 2014 · 7:00 PM
This location is shown only to members
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