Cinema screens Brian Wilson, Kurt Vonnegut documentaries


Cinema Capitol, 230 W. Dominick St., will present two documentaries of iconic figures: “Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road” and “Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck In Time” from Friday, Nov. 19, through Monday, Nov. 22, and Friday, Nov. 26, through Monday, Nov. 29.

“Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road” joins The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson on an intimate journey through his legendary career as he reminisces with Rolling Stone editor and longtime friend, Jason Fine. The film also features a new song, “Right Where I Belong,” written and performed by Wilson and Jim James (My Morning Jacket), and interviews with Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Nick Jonas, Linda Perry, Jim James, Gustavo Dudamel, and Al Jardine. 

The release of the documentary “Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck In Time” comes almost eight years after his death. Kurt Vonnegut remains one of the most popular literary figures of the 20th and 21st Centuries.

Readers from one generation to the next, the world over, continue to find their lives transformed by his comic and cosmic insights, on display in such bestselling books as “Cat’s Cradle,” “Slaughterhouse-Five,” “Breakfast of Champions,” “Mother Night,” “God Bless You Mr. Rosewater,” and on and on. All of Vonnegut’s works remain in print, and his popularity shows no sign of waning. Yet to-date, there has been no definitive film documentary covering his extraordinary life and work. Director Robert Weide has been trying to correct that oversight for 33 years.

“Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road” and “Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck In Time” will screen at Cinema Capitol each day from Friday, Nov. 19, through Monday, Nov. 22. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 4 and 7 p.m., Sunday at 1 and 4 p.m., and Monday at 7 p.m. Running time for “Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road” is 93 minutes and running time for “Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck In Time” is 127 minutes.

“Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck In Time” Fridays 4 p.m. matinee and Sundays 1 p.m. matinee will include captions for the hearing-impaired.

Tickets are $8; $7 for students and military, and $6 for Capitol “Friends.” Advance sale tickets can be purchased at or by calling 315-337-6277.


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