Dafoe receives Golden Globe nod for performance as Van Gogh

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Cinema Capitol (230 W. Dominick St.) will present the biographical drama “At Eternity’s Gate” each day from Friday, Dec. 28-Monday, Jan. 10. 

Directed by Julian Schnabel, “At Eternity’s Gate” is a journey inside the world and mind of a person who, despite skepticism, ridicule, and illness, created some of the world’s most beloved and stunning works of art. This is not a forensic biography, but rather scenes based on Vincent van Gogh’s (Willem Dafoe) letters, common agreement about events in his life that present as facts, hearsay, and moments that are just invented. The movie also stars Oscar Isaac, Mads Mikkelsen, and Niels Arestrup.

Dafoe was awarded “Best Actor” at the Venice Film Festival for his performance in “At Eternity’s Gate.” He is also now a contender for “Best Actor” at the 2019 Golden Globes for this performance.

The Chicago Reader writes “Dafoe fully commits to his performance, as does Schnabel to the painter’s vision and humanity,” while the Detroit News writes “Dafoe adds another masterful performance to his resume.” 

“At Eternity’s Gate” runs 110 minutes and is rated PG-13 (for some thematic content). 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 for the first week are Friday and Saturday at 4 and 7 p.m., Sunday at 1 and 4 p.m., and Monday-Thursday at 7 p.m. Show times for the second week of screenings 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 its earlier Friday and Sunday show times.

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