Adapting Truman Capote’s true-crime novel about the senseless murder of a family in rural Kansas, In Cold Blood is a grimly authentic American horror story. Shot in the same house, courtroom and penitentiary that were splashed across front pages less than a decade earlier – even featuring jurors from the trial itself – Richard Brooks’ fever dream noir is a haunting journey inside an atrocity that captivated a nation’s psyche. In Cold Blood captures the creeping horror and morbid fascination of Capote’s genre experiment. From premeditation to execution, it dissects the brutal, calculated murders that struck a chill in America’s heartland.
Presented in a 4K restoration.
The screening on Wed 16 Sep will be followed by a free and informal discussion led by Maggie Hoffgen, freelance film educator.