Mulligan and Gyllenhaal star in ‘Wildlife’

Posted 11/21/18

Cinema Capitol (230 W. Dominick St.) will present the drama “Wildlife” each day from Friday, Nov. 23-Thursday, Dec. 6, with the exception of Wednesday, Nov. 28.  Adapted from Richard Ford’s …

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Mulligan and Gyllenhaal star in ‘Wildlife’

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Cinema Capitol (230 W. Dominick St.) will present the drama “Wildlife” each day from Friday, Nov. 23-Thursday, Dec. 6, with the exception of Wednesday, Nov. 28. 

Adapted from Richard Ford’s novel of the same name, “Wildlife” stars Carey Mulligan as Jeanette, a complex woman whose self-determination disrupts the values and expectations of her 1960s nuclear family.

After her husband (Jake Gyllenhaal) loses his job as a professional golfer due to an uncontrollable forest fire, he decides to regain his sense of purpose by joining the fight against the fire. This leaves Jeanette and their 14-year-old son Joe (Ed Oxenbould) to fend for themselves.

Suddenly the man of the house, Joe witnesses his mother’s struggle as she tries to keep her head above water. The movie also stars Bill Camp, Cate Jones, Zoe Margaret Colletti, and Blaine Maye. 

LA Weekly writes that the “film is shrewd and exacting, composed with rigor yet alert to the rhythms of its performers,” while the New York Times writes that “The whole of the film is a potent collaboration in every respect, and a remarkable directorial debut.”

“Wildlife” was awarded the “Truly Moving Picture Award” at the 2018 Heartland Film Festival and was nominated for “Best International Feature Film” at the Zurich Film Festival. The movie has a 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

“Wildlife” runs 104 minutes and is rated PG-13 (for thematic material including a sexual situation, brief strong language, and smoking). 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 are Fridays and Saturdays at 4 and 7 p.m., Sundays at 1 and 4 p.m., and all other weekdays at 7 p.m. This movie will include captions for the hearing-impaired for its Friday 4 and Sunday 1 show times.

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