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In Cold Blood

Director: Richard Brooks Run Time: 134 min. Format: DCP Rating: NR Release Year: 1967

Starring: John Forsythe, Paul Stewart, Robert Blake, Scott Wilson

Nitehawk’s BOOZE & BOOKS celebrates the 50th anniversary of Truman Capote’s novel with a screening of IN COLD BLOOD.

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When the Herbert Clutter family was murdered in their small farming community of Kansas, American author Truman Capote and fellow writer Harper Lee, went to investigate. The result of Capote’s interviews with the residents, investigators, and those charged with the crime was the publication of the non-fiction novel, In Cold Blood, in 1966. The film adaptation the following here shows the two ex-convicts Perry Smith and Richard “Dick” Hickock as they hatch a plan to rob the Clutters. When they discover there is no money in the house they kill the entire family in a fight of rage and flee. While on the run, they face not only the realities of their terrible crime but also their own earthly impermanence.

Part of Nitehawk’s fall CRIME series.