Winslet, Ronan star in romantic drama

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Cinema Capitol (230 W. Dominick St.) will present the historical drama “Ammonite” from Friday-Monday, Nov. 20-23.

Loosely based upon the life of British paleontologist Mary Anning, the movie centers on a romantic relationship between Anning and the young Charlotte Murchison.

While Anning (Kate Winslet) works alone in 1840s England selling common fossils to tourists, she receives a job offer that changes her life. A visitor named Roderick Murchison (James McArdle) hires her to care for his wife (Saoirse Ronan), who has suffered a great personal tragedy. The two women form an unexpected bond, despite the differences in their classes and personalities.

The New York Times writes “‘Ammonite’ is only the director Francis Lee’s second feature, yet already he’s developing a strong visual signature, at once eloquent and elemental.” The San Francisco Chronicle also writes that the movie is “An exquisite achievement.”

“Ammonite” will play on Friday, Nov. 20 and Saturday, Nov. 21 at 4 and 7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 22 at 1 and 4 p.m., and Monday, Nov. 23 at 7 p.m.

The movie will include captions for the hearing-impaired for the Friday at 4 and Sunday at 1 show times.

All patrons are required to wear masks for the duration of the movie, unless eating and/or drinking. Parties will be socially-distanced at least 6 feet apart.

Since the Cinema is only admitting 25 percent of its capacity, it is recommended that patrons purchase tickets in advance. These can be purchased at www.romecapitol.com or by calling 315-337-6277. Tickets are $8; $7 for students and military, and $6 for Capitol “Friends.”

“Ammonite” runs 120 minutes and is rated R.

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