Cinema screens director’s cut of horror flick


Cinema Capitol (230 W. Dominick St.) will participate in a nation-wide one-night-only screening of the director’s cut of the psychological horror “The House that Jack Built.” The movie will be screened on Wednesday, Nov. 28 beginning at 7 p.m.  

“The House that Jack Built,” directed by Lars von Trier, follows the life of failed architect and arch-sociopath Jack (Matt Dillon). He recounts his elaborately-orchestrated murders. He views each of them as towering works of art which define his “career” as a serial killer. Mixing black humor, surrealism, and renegade musings on everything from history to architecture to cinema, von Trier fashions a radical personal inquiry into violence, art, and the twin acts of creation and destruction. Also starring in the movie are Uma Thurman, Riley Keough, and Bruno Ganz.

Indiewire writes that “Dillon… delivers an impactful movie monster, with darting eyes and a toothy smile that makes Jack at once seem empathetic and bonkers. The Hollywood Reporter also writes that “‘The House that Jack Built’ is definitely something to see.”

The director’s cut of “The House that Jack Built” runs 153 minutes and is rated R (for strong disturbing violence/sadistic behavior, grisly images, language, and nudity). 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


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