Date: Thursday September 30th, 2010
Time: 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Location: Boulder Public Library
Banned Book Week & Truman Capote Birthday 1924 6:30 pm start In Cold Blood
Directed by Richard Brooks, featuring Robert Blake, Scott Wilson, John Forsythe, Paul Stewart (1967). At 2 a.m. on November 15, 1959 the four members of the Clutter family were brutally murdered in Holcomb, Kansas by two young men who were in search of rumored large amounts of money being hoarded in the farm house which they did not find. The killers escape to Mexico, then back to the U.S. A., leaving a trail of bad checks which federal agents followed to Las Vegas where they were apprehended. The first part of the film traces the search for them, the second their trial and execution. Author Truman Capote researched the case thoroughly and spent weeks interviewing the accused men, jurors, police, friends and neighbors in an attempt to discover why such a senseless act was committed, and reveal society’s response. Based on a true story and the “non-fiction novel” by Truman Capote. (134 min.)