PLANNING A HEIST — Barry Keoghan and Evan Peters in “American Animals”

Movie depicts real life art heist

Published Jun 21, 2018 at 4:00pm

Cinema Capitol, 230 W. Dominick St., will present the comedy-drama movie “American Animals” Friday through Thursday.

Barry Keoghan, Evan Peters, Blake Jenner and Jared Abrahamson star as four friends who live an ordinary existence in Kentucky. After a visit to Transylvania University, they come up with the idea to steal the rarest and most valuable books from the school’s library.

As one of the most audacious art heists in U.S. history starts to unfold, the men question whether their attempts to inject excitement and purpose into their lives are simply misguided attempts at achieving the American dream.

The Washington Post writes that the movie “is fascinating, funny and… deep,” while NPR writes “Stuffed with references to classic crime flicks, ‘American Animals’ is British writer-director Bart Layton’s clever and assured bid to rival Stanley Kubrick and Quentin Tarantino.” The movie has a 93 percent audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.

The movie runs 116 minutes and is rated R (for language throughout, some drug use and brief crude/sexual material). 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 www.romecapitol.com. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 4:15 and 7:15, Sunday at 1:15 and 4:15 and Monday through Thursday at 7:15.

There will be no captioned show times for this movie