Cinema Capitol (230 W. Dominick St.) will present the drama “A Star is Born” each day from Friday, Jan. 18 through Thursday, Jan. 24.
A remake of the 1937 film of the same name, “A Star is Born” was directed by Bradley Cooper. Cooper also stars in the movie as seasoned musician Jackson, who discovers — and falls in love with — struggling artist Ally (Lady Gaga).
She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer until Jackson coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jackson fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons. The movie also stars Sam Elliott, Dave Chappelle, Andrew Dice Clay, and Anthony Ramos.
Widely acclaimed, “A Star is Born” was nominated for “Best Picture” and “Best Original Song” at the 76th Golden Globes, winning for “Best Original Song.” Cooper and Lady Gaga were awarded “Best Actor” and “Best Actress” respectively at the 2018 Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards, and the movie is expected by critics to be nominated in various categories at the 91st Academy Awards.
The New Republic writes that “it’s an undeniable success,” while the Toronto Star writes “It’s Cooper’s first time as director and Gaga’s first major movie role, but you’d never guess it from the skill and passion they bring to the project.”
“A Star is Born” runs 136 minutes and is rated R (for language throughout, some sexuality/nudity, and substance abuse). 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 box office (315-337-6453) and online at www.romecapitol.com.
Show times are Friday and Saturday at 4:15 and 7:15 p.m., Sunday at 1:15 and 4:15 p.m., and Monday-Thursday at 7:15 p.m. This movie will include captions for the hearing-impaired for the earlier Friday and Sunday show times.