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   from the issue of December 8, 2005

Capote and Christmas in the Clouds held over

Due to popular demand "Capote" and "Christmas in the Clouds" have been held over through Dec. 22 at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center.

"Capote" (rated R, 114 minutes) traces Truman Capote and his decision to write the book "In Cold Blood" about a 1959 Kansas mass murder. The book made Capote richer and more famous, and destroyed his life. Caught in a moral contradiction between his feelings for the killers and the fact that they needed to die for him to finish the story, Capote was consumed by guilt and doubt. Bennett Miller's film stars Philip Seymour Hoffman in an Oscar-worthy performance as the author, who despite his famous mannerisms was able to enter a Midwestern community and gain the trust of everyone he talked to, even the killers.

"Christmas in the Clouds" (rated PG) is a romantic comedy involving affluent American Indian yuppies. No negative stereotypes, no social problems melodrama, but a love story with some screwball elements, set at a luxury Indian-owned resort. Ray Clouds on Fire (Tim Vahle) manages the resort, and Tina Pisati (MariAna Tosca), whose maiden name is Little Hawk, checks in under the impression that her online pen pal is Ray. In fact, it's Ray's hopeful old man Joe Clouds on Fire (Sam Vlahos), Ray meanwhile assumes Tina is an undercover hotel critic, so he ignores the chemistry between them. But the real critic is crusty, hung-over M. Emmet Walsh. Lots of mistaken identities as Christmas Eve approaches in this lightweight holiday comedy.

Show times are available at or by calling the film information line at 472-5353.

The Ross will be closed Dec. 23 to Jan. 5 for the holidays.



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