Cinema Capitol, 230 W. Dominick St., will present the comedy-drama “Please Stand By” from Friday through Thursday.
In the film directed by Ben Lewin, Wendy (Dakota Fanning) sees things differently. She’s fiercely independent, with a brilliant mind and a mischievous sense of hilarity. Wendy also has autism. To her, people are an indecipherable code and the world’s a confusing place.
Inspired by her no-nonsense caregiver, Wendy comes of age and escapes from her care home on the road trip of a lifetime to deliver her 500-page script to a Star Trek writing competition. The movie also stars Alice Eve, Toni Collette and River Alexander.
Slate writes that it is “a pleasant journey to take with Fanning, and one that should be required viewing for anyone who has ever ridiculed the labor of love that is writing fan fiction.”
Film Inquiry writes “With… strong talent to bring it to life and one of the more accurate depictions of autism, ‘Please Stand By’ is likely to win you over.
The movie runs 93 minutes and is rated PG-13 (for brief strong language). 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 Theatre 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. There will be no captioned show times for this movie.