November 7, 2012, @ 8:00 pm
(Richard Brooks, US 1967, 134 min.)
True Crime. In early 1960, novelist Truman Capote traveled to rural Kansas to write an article about the as-yet-unsolved murders of the Clutter family. Six years later, Capote delivered much more: a complex and controversial novel-length examination of a savage crime and its brutal punishment that is now widely considered to be a true-crime masterpiece. Thanks in large part to Conrad Hall’s striking black and white cinematography and a shattering performance from Robert Blake, Brooks’s stark adaptation captures much of the novel’s complexity and the surprising empathy Capote managed to summon for the killers.