Cinema Capitol, 230 W. Dominick St., will present the French-Belgian thriller “Racer and the Jailbird” Friday through Thursday. The movie will be in French with English subtitles.
The movie is set against a backdrop of high-speed racing and high-stakes heists. As a member of a notorious Brussels gang renowned for their expertly-executed robberies, Gigi (Matthias Schoenaerts) tends to his front, a luxury automobile import-export business, in his downtime. Sparks fly when he meets a glamorous and affluent race car driver (Adèle Exarchopoulos), and despite their wildly different backgrounds, the pair fall instantly and tragically in love. While Gigi attempts to break away from his illicit history, two things stand in the couple’s way to a happy life together: an unrelenting mob hungry for another heist, and the cops that are closing in on them.
The film received five nominations at the eighth Magritte Awards, including Best Flemish Film and Best Editing. The movie was selected as the Belgian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards. The movie runs 130 minutes and is not rated. 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 Arts Complex box office (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.