Cinema Capitol will present the historical drama OPHELIA each day from Friday, June 28-Thursday, July 4.

OPHELIA, directed by Claire McCarthy and based upon the novel of the same name by Lisa Klein, follows the general story of William Shakespeare’s play HAMLET. However, the story is told from the perspective of the character Ophelia.

Something is rotten in medieval-era Denmark, where political intrigue swirls around the imperial court like dark magic. Amid it all, the Queen’s (Naomi Watts) brightest lady-in-waiting, Ophelia (Daisy Ridley), finds herself drawn to the charismatic and elusive crown prince, Hamlet (George MacKay). As their secretive love affair takes flight, betrayal threatens to derail their union and devastate the royal family for good. The movie also stars Clive Owen, Tom Felton, Devon Terrell, and Dominic Mafham.

The HOLLYWOOD REPORTER writes “This vigorous, colorful, and clever melodrama smartly rethinks both the play and the character.”

OPHELIA runs 114 minutes and is rated PG-13. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for students, children, and military, and $6 for Capitol Friends.

Tickets are available at the door and in advance from the Capitol box office (315-337-6453) The movie will be shown each day through Thursday, July 4. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 4:00 and 7:00, Sunday at 1:00 and 4:00, and Monday-Thursday at 7:00. This movie will include captions for the hearing-impaired for the Friday 4:00 and Sunday 1:00 show times.

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