THREE OF A KIND — Separated for adoption soon after birth, three New York triplets were reunited at age 19, as retold in the movie “Three Identical Strangers.” (Photo submitted)

Documentary tells the story of triplets separated at birth

Published Aug 16, 2018 at 4:00pm

Cinema Capitol, 230 W. Dominick St., will present the documentary “Three Identical Strangers” from Friday, Aug. 17 through Thursday, Aug. 23. 

Directed by Tim Wardle, “Three Identical Strangers” follows the bizarre, true story of three strangers who are reunited by astonishing coincidence after being born identical triplets, separated at birth, and adopted by three different families.

Their jaw-dropping, feel-good story instantly becomes a global sensation complete with fame and celebrity. However, the fairy-tale reunion sets in motion a series of events that unearth an unimaginable secret — a secret with radical repercussions.

The Seattle Times writes that director “Wardle makes “Three Identical Strangers” as spellbinding as a great psychological thriller.” NPR also writes “The film is an artfully constructed investigative narrative structured to give us the sense of discovering, along with the boys and their families, several layers of buried secrets and lies that blighted their adult lives.”

“Three Identical Strangers” runs 96 minutes and is rated PG-13. Admission is $7, $6 for students and military, and $5 for members. Tickets are available at the door and from the box office at 315-337-6453 and online at www.romecapitol.com.

Show times are Friday and Saturday at 4 and 7 p.m., Sunday at 1 and 4 p.m., and Monday through Thursday at 7 p.m. The Friday 4 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. show times will include captions for the hearing-impaired.