IN COLD BLOOD
Friday & Saturday, July 10 & 11
New 4K Restoration
(1967, Richard Brooks) Ex-cons Perry Smith (Robert Blake) and Richard Hickock (Scott Wilson) break into the home of a prosperous Western Kansas farmer, ostensibly to commit burglary — but then systematically slaughter the farmer, his wife and their two teenage children. Adapted from Truman Capote’s best-selling “non-fiction novel,” its ruthlessly realistic treatment has arguably never been topped, with Conrad Hall’s b&w photography giving a near-documentary feel (the murders were shot in the actual rooms in which they took place) — and with even the intricate parallel editing of the multiple storylines reproducing the book’s pacing. Approx. 134 min. DCP.
“ELEGANTLY GRIM…A haunting depiction of Kansas's most famous quadruple homicide.”
– Time Out New York
– Eric Grode, The New York Times