Brooklyn Historical Society to Show Four Capote Films

On four Thursdays in January and February, in conjunction with their exhibition Truman Capote’s Brooklyn: The Lost Photographs of David Attie, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present “Capote on Screen”, free screenings of films connected with Mr. Capote. On January 12 the series begins with Breakfast at Tiffany’s, based on Capote’s novella and starring Audrey Hepburn with George Peppard and Patricia Neal; directed by Blake Edwards. On January 19 it’s Murder by Death, Neil Simon’s 1976 satire on the murder mystery genre, and featuring Capote’s “first and only credited on-screen role”. January 26 brings In Cold Blood, based on Capote’s chilling “non-fiction novel” by the same title. Finally, on February 2, BHS presents Capote, the biographical film for which Phillip Seymour Hoffman won an Oscar for the title role. The first three films will be introduced by Kristen Meinzer and Rafer Guzman; Mr. Guzman will introduce Capote.

Although these screenings are free, you must reserve tickets. Reserve for Breakfast at Tiffany’s here, for Murder by Death here, for In Cold Blood here, and for Capote here.

Photo: Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

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