NEWPORT, R.I. – How did a bloody murder in a small-town in Kansas make Truman Capote the most famous writer in America? Find the answer in Capote, the 2005 biopic that won critical acclaim for Philip Seymour Hoffman’s tour de force performance as the writer.
The film, sponsored by Mosaic, Salve Regina’s student newspaper, will be screened on Monday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Bazarsky Lecture Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.
The movie follows Capote and his friend and fellow author Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird) as they research the senseless and gruesome murder of the Clutter family in their Kansas farmhouse. In the process of their investigations, Capote begins to see his own troubled childhood in the experiences of the two men convicted and hanged for the crime. He also must confront his own guilt as an author for manipulating the men to complete his story.
In Cold Blood (1966), Capote’s book about the murders, became a bestseller that riveted readers in the 1960s and changed the course of journalism.