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Hoffman as Capote coming to Smith Opera House

GENEVA — Bennett Miller's film “Capote,” starring Golden Globe Best Actor winner Philip Seymour Hoffman in the title role, opens Friday, Jan. 20 at the Smith Opera House.

The film follows six years in the life of Truman Capote, who wrote “In Cold Blood,” the “non-fiction novel” about the Clutter family murders in 1959 in Holcomb, Kansas.

Before his novel was published, Capote was best known as the flamboyant author of “Breakfast at Tiffany's.” Hoffman grew up in Fairport and graduated from NYU.

The film shows Capote, who has become obscured by notoriety and legend, as a fiercely ambitious, deeply lonely narcissist whose fractured personality accommodated many, often contradictory, roles and whose greatest asset turned out to be his greatest liability.

“Capote” will be screened at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Rated R, it runs 98 minutes. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens and are available at the door.