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   from the issue of November 17, 2005

At the Ross

Keith Beauchamp's groundbreaking film, The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till, opening at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center on Friday, Nov. 25, shows a 10-year investigation to uncover the details behind the nightmarish 1955 Mississippi murder of Emmett Louis Till, an African-American Chicago teenager.

Till's murder was a major impetus for America's civil rights movement, and Beauchamp's story has led to a national effort to investigate new evidence and witnesses to the murder.

Also opening at the Ross on Nov. 25 is Capote. In a central performance by Philip Seymour Hoffman, Capote guides a retelling of the most sensational and significant period in author Truman Capote's life.

Traveling to cover the murder of a Kansas family, Capote visits the killers in jail. As he gets to know them, he realizes that what he had thought would be a magazine article has grown into a book, a book that could rank with the greatest in modern literature.

The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till (not rated) is showing at the Ross from Nov. 25 through Dec. 1. Capote (rated R) is showing at the Ross Nov. 25 through Dec. 8.

Show times are available at or by calling 472-5353.



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