Affleck in “A Ghost Story”

Cinema Capitol screens ‘A Ghost Story’

Published Aug 10, 2017 at 4:00pm

Cinema Capitol, 230 W. Dominick St., will present the supernatural drama “A Ghost Story” from Friday, Aug. 11 to Thursday, Aug. 24.

Directed by David Lowery, the film follows a recently deceased white-sheeted ghost (Casey Affleck), as he returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife (Rooney Mara). 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. The movie also stars Will Oldham and Rob Zabrecky. 

Well-received by critics and audiences, the film was nominated for an “Audience Award” at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

The movie holds a 90 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Matt Zoller Seitz of writes “I loved everything about it.” The Hollywood Reporter also writes that it’s “A poetic meditation on time, memory and spiritual connection that is utterly true to its title.”

The movie runs 87 minutes and is rated R (for brief language and a disturbing image). Admission is $7, $6 for students and military and $5 for Capitol Friends. Tickets are available at the door and in advance from the Capitol Theatre box office (315-337-6453) and online at

The movie runs every day Aug. 11-24. Show times for the first week of screenings (Aug. 11-17) are at 4:15 and 7:15 p.m. Show times for the second week of screenings (Aug. 18-24) are at 4:15 p.m. The 4:15 screenings on Friday and Sunday will include captions for the hearing-impaired.