In 1959, Truman Capote and his research assistant, fellow author Harper Lee, head to Kansas to uncover the details of a brutal family slaying in a small town. The complexities of the story cause Capote to abandon his idea of a magazine article about the killings and to determine, instead, to write a non-fiction novel -- In Cold Blood
delves into the author's desperate need for attention and fame, and the lengths to which he will go to shape the story he wants to tell. The film illuminates the self-destructive power of ambition and pride as Capote manipulates the defendants and slowly alienates everyone who ever cared for him.
Movie Sermon's General Warning
contains some strong profanities, brief graphic violence, and homosexual attraction is depicted, but not sexually. Strong viewer discretion advised.