Rfor brief language and a disturbing image
With A Ghost Story, acclaimed director David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, Pete’s Dragon) returns with a singular exploration of legacy, loss, and the essential human longing for meaning and connection. Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ghost (Academy Award-winner Casey Affleck) returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife (Academy Award-nominee Rooney Mara), only to find that in his spectral state he has become unstuck in time, forced to watch passively as the life he knew and the woman he loves slowly slip away. Increasingly unmoored, the ghost embarks on a cosmic journey through memory and history, confronting life’s ineffable questions and the enormity of existence. An unforgettable meditation on love and grief, A Ghost Story emerges ecstatic and surreal—a wholly-unique experience that lingers long after the credits roll.
Runtime: 87 Minutes | Language: English
Capitolfest is Central New York's premier summer Cinephile film festival—a place to see rarely-shown and newly-discovered films of the silent and early talkie era. Regarded by attendees from the U.S., Canada, and Europe as the movie lover’s dream vacation, the weekend festival starts late Friday morning and ends early on Sunday evening. Screenings are arranged by session, with each session essentially comprised of a double feature plus short subjects. Each session contains intermissions and there are generous breaks between sessions (allowing for meals) as well. The philosophy of Capitolfest is that there should be time to savor the films, thus our slogan, “A vacation, not a marathon.”
Included as part of Capitolfest's silent film line-up is live organ accompaniment for each film, played on our original installation, 3-manual, 10-rank Style 70 Möller Theatre Organ. Restoration work on the organ was started in 2002, and since then it has been used on a regular basis to accompany silent movies. Each of the silent films will be accompanied by some of the world’s foremost exponents of authentic silent movie accompaniment. Eminent musicians such as Avery Tunningley, Bernie Anderson, Dr. Phillip C. Carli, Robert Israel and Dennis James have performed for films on the Capitol's Moller in the past.
The goal of the Capitol Theatre's film series is to not only showcase vintage films, but to re-create the experience of seeing movies as when they were new. Many of the films at the Capitol are shown in 35 mm prints on the theatre’s carbon-arc, variable-speed projectors. Capitolfest prints are provided by such archives as the Library of Congress, the UCLA Film & Television Archive, Universal Pictures, the George Eastman House, Warner Bros. Pictures, and Sony Pictures, as well as rarer prints from private collections. The festival's line-up focuses on obscure films that received critical praise in their time, but are now near-impossible to see.
For more Information please visit: http://romecapitol.com/capitolfest.html
Dawson City: Frozen Time, pieces together the bizarre true history of a collection of some 500 films dating from 1910s - 1920s, which were lost for over 50 years until being discovered buried in a sub-arctic swimming pool deep in the Yukon Territory, in Dawson City, located about 350 miles south of the Arctic Circle. Using these permafrost protected, rare silent films and newsreels, archival footage, interviews and historical photographs to tell the story, and accompanied by an enigmatic score by Sigur Rós collaborator and composer Alex Somers (Captain Fantastic), Dawson City: Frozen Time depicts a unique history of a Canadian gold rush town by chronicling the life cycle of a singular film collection through its exile, burial, rediscovery, and salvation - and through that collection, how a First Nation hunting camp was transformed and displaced.
Rfor some strong sexuality and graphic nudity
Gabrielle (Marion Cotillard) comes from a small village in the South of France, at a time when her dream of true love is considered scandalous, and even a sign of insanity. Her parents marry her to José (Alex Brendemühl), an honest and loving Spanish farm worker who they think will make a respectable woman of her. Despite José's devotion to her, Gabrielle vows that she will never love José and lives like a prisoner bound by the constraints of conventional post-World War II society until the day she is sent away to a cure in the Alps to heal her kidney stones. There she meets André Sauvage (Louis Garrel), a dashing injured veteran of the Indochinese War, who rekindles the passion buried inside her. She promises they will run away together, and André seems to share her desire. Will anyone dare rob her of her right to follow her dreams?
Runtime: 121 Minutes | Language: French with English Subtitles
Kirk Cameron Love Worth Fighting For Marriage Event: American culture has become rich in divorce, with nearly 50 percent of all marriages resulting in divorce. Seeking to reverse this modern day norm of divorce and struggling marriages, Love Worth Fighting For, a national marriage event tour featuring television and film actor Kirk Cameron, along with speaker and singer/songwriter Warren Barfield, will make a stop in Rome on Sunday, August 27. The event is scheduled to begin at 5:00 p.m. at the Rome Capitol Theatre.
Through comedic stories, life experiences, music and prayer, Cameron and Barfield traverse the country reaching out to singles, couples contemplating marriage, newlyweds and couples who have been married for years.
“We want to give couples a new perspective on marriage - put wind in their sails, and tools that will help them fight for the victories that are waiting on the other side of their battles,” said Cameron. “Nobody wants to fail at family. We want people to leave here believing that love and marriage is worth fighting for.”
For the past eight years, this three-hour marriage event has been attended by hundreds of thousands in more than 150 cities around the country.
“One of the most important things I could ever fight for is my marriage,” said Barfield. “To be able to equip others with the tools required to fight a good fight has become my passion and has been some of the most rewarding work of my life.”
Reserved seating is $27, Mezzanine seating is $37, and VIP tickets are $52. VIP tickets include seating in VIP section, access to the VIP-only autograph session, and a pre-event Q&A with Cameron. Group tickets are also available for groups of 10 or more at a price of $23 per ticket at the Capitol Box Office or over the phone at 315.337.6453
PG-13for some thematic content and brief sexuality
MAUDIE, based on a true story, is an unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke) hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie (Sally Hawkins) to be his housekeeper. Maudie, bright-eyed but hunched with crippled hands, yearns to be independent, to live away from her protective family and she also yearns, passionately, to create art. Unexpectedly, Everett finds himself falling in love. MAUDIE charts Everett's efforts to protect himself from being hurt, Maudie's deep and abiding love for this difficult man and her surprising rise to fame as a folk painter.
From longtime fans Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio and filmed with extraordinary access over the course of more than two years, MAY IT LAST is an intimate portrait of the acclaimed North Carolina band The Avett Brothers, charting their decade-and-a-half rise, while chronicling their present-day collaboration with famed producer Rick Rubin on the their multi-Grammy-nominated album “True Sadness,” which was released on American Recordings/Republic Records. With the recording process as a backdrop, the film depicts a lifelong bond and unique creative partnership, as band members undergo marriage, divorce, parenthood, illness, and the challenges of the music business. More than just a music documentary, MAY IT LAST is a meditation on family, love, and the passage of time.
PG-13for war violence, language, suggestive material, and thematic elements
Based on the true life story of a young Marine Corporal whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq. When she is assigned to clean up the K9 unit after a disciplinary hearing, Leavey identifies with a particularly aggressive dog, Rex, and is given the chance to train him. Over the course of their service, Megan and Rex completed more than 100 missions until an IED explosion injures them, putting their fate in jeopardy.
Runtime: 116 Minutes | English Language
Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the US government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis.
Runtime: 115 Minutes | English Language
Rising Stars Fall Session 2017
The Capitol arts complex is happy to offer the popular Rising Stars Program for Children and Teens! Rising Stars is a fun experience that teaches basic stage skills through games, individual coaching, and actual performances. The program focuses on developing the students' own creativity, building self-confidence, improving reading comprehension and speaking ability, accepting responsibility, and teamwork.
Students will learn stage movement, character development, how to audition, and a whole lot more! Skills developed will better prepare students to compete for roles in school plays, the Capitol Theatre's SummerStage, and other local stage productions, as well as interacting with confidence during pageants, in college, in job interviews, and in everyday dealings with teachers and peers.
All age levels will have the opportunity to learn age-appropriate technical arts (props, costumes, stage management), in addition to acting skills.
The program is designed for students Grades 3 - 12.
Regular Classes are on Saturdays:
Grades 7-9 from 10am-11am
Grades 10-12 from 11:30AM-12:30PM
Grades 3-6 from 1:00PM-2:00PM
The Capitol Theatre presents SummerStage 2017: Catch Me If You Can the Broadway Musical
Based upon the hit film and the incredible true story, "Catch Me If You Can" is the high-flying musical comedy about chasing your dreams and not getting caught. Nominated for four Tony Awards, including Best Musical, this delightfully entertaining show was created by a Tony Award-winning "dream team," with a book by Terrence McNally (The Full Monty, Ragtime) and a swinging score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray).
Seeking fame and fortune, precocious teenager Frank Abignale, Jr. runs away from home to begin an unforgettable adventure. With nothing more than his boyish charm, a big imagination, and millions of dollars in forged checks, Frank successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer – living the high life and winning the girl of his dreams. When Frank's lies catch the attention of FBI agent Carl Hanratty, though, Carl pursues Frank across the country to make him pay for his crimes.
Rfor some sexuality
At a girls' school in Virginia during the Civil War, where the young women have been sheltered from the outside world, a wounded Union soldier is taken in. Soon, the house is taken over with sexual tension, rivalries, and an unexpected turn of events.
Runtime: 93 Minutes | English Language
PG-13for thematic elements and brief strong language
THE BOOK OF HENRY is the story of a single mother raising two boys, one of whom is a genius. After she discovers a book written by her son containing a plan to right a terrible wrong happening next door, she attempts to execute the plan, and in the process discovers new strength as a parent.
Runtime: 105 Minutes | English Language
Rfor graphic nudity, sexual content and language
A young servant fleeing from his master takes refuge at a convent full of emotionally unstable nuns in the Middle Ages. Introduced as a deaf blind man, he must fight to hold his cover as the nuns try to resist temptation.
Runtime 90 Minutes | Language: English
Director Michael Winterbottom is on the road for the third time with Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon in ‘The Trip To Spain’, the follow up to their success with ‘The Trip’ and ‘The Trip To Italy’. Steve and Rob embark on a 6 part episodic road trip through Spain. Sampling the restaurants, eateries and sights along the way.
Runtime: 115 Minutes | Language: English