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Cinema screens Oscar honoree ‘Jojo Rabbit’

Posted 2/13/20

Cinema Capitol (230 W. Dominick St.) will present the Oscar-winning black comedy “Jojo Rabbit” from Friday, Feb. 14-Thursday, Feb. 20. Based on Christine Leunens’s book “Caging Skies,” …

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Cinema screens Oscar honoree ‘Jojo Rabbit’

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Cinema Capitol (230 W. Dominick St.) will present the Oscar-winning black comedy “Jojo Rabbit” from Friday, Feb. 14-Thursday, Feb. 20.

Based on Christine Leunens’s book “Caging Skies,” “Jojo Rabbit” is a World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy (Roman Griffin Davis) whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic.

Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.

“Jojo Rabbit” was chosen by the National Board of Review and the American Film Institute as one of the ten best films of the year.

At the 92nd Academy Awards, the film received six nominations, including “Best Picture” and “Best Supporting Actress” for Johansson, and director Taika Waititi won for “Best Adapted Screenplay.”

TIME Magazine writes “It’s Waititi’s ability to balance unassailably goofy moments with an acknowledgment of real-life horrors that makes the movie exceptional.”

“Jojo Rabbit” runs 108 minutes and is rated PG-13. Admission is $8, $7 for students and military, and $6 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 Friday 4:15 and Sunday 1:15 show times.

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