Drama to be Robert Redford’s last film

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Cinema Capitol (230 W. Dominick St.) will present the crime drama “The Old Man and the Gun” each day from Friday, Dec. 14 - Monday, Dec. 24. 

“The Old Man and the Gun” is based on the true story of Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford), from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt (Casey Affleck), who becomes captivated with Forrest’s commitment to his craft, and a woman (Sissy Spacek) who loves him in spite of his chosen profession.

According to the Washington Post, this will be Robert Redford’s final performance in a movie. The Seattle Times writes “It’s a fitting send-off for a legendary Hollywood figure.” The Chicago Sun-Times also writes “Forrest Tucker’s swan song moments in ‘The Old Man and the Gun’ are well tailored for Robert Redford’s swan song as an actor. It’s a… good performance that also serves as a fitting curtain call.”

“The Old Man and the Gun” 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 box office (315-337-6453) and online at www.romecapitol.com. 

Show times for the first week 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. Show times for remaining screenings are Friday and Saturday at 4 and 7 p.m., Sunday at 1 and 4 p.m., and Monday at 7 p.m.

This movie will include captions for the hearing-impaired for its earlier Friday and Sunday show times.

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