In 1959, Truman Capote, a popular writer for The New Yorker, learns about the horrific and senseless murder of a family of four in Holcomb, Kansas. Inspired by the story material, Capote and his partner, Harper Lee, travel to the town to research for an article. However, as Capote digs deeper into the story, he is inspired to expand the project into what would be his greatest work, In Cold Blood. To that end, he arranges extensive interviews with the prisoners, especially with Perry Smith, a quiet and articulate man with a troubled history. As he works on his book, Capote feels some compassion for Perry which in part prompts him to help the prisoners to some degree. However, that feeling deeply conflicts with his need for closure for his book which only an execution can provide. That conflict and the mixed motives for both interviewer and subject make for a troubling experience that would produce an literary account that would redefine modern non-fiction. –IMDb
Bennett Miller (born December 30, 1966) is an American film director. Miller is the director of the feature Moneyball (2011). He also directed the documentary film The Cruise (1998) and Capote (2005), a film for which he received an Oscar nomination for Best Director as well. He has also directed television commercials and music videos, most recently Bob Dylan’s “When the Deal Goes Down.” —Wikipedia
" On the night of November 14th, two men broke into a quiet farmhouse in Kansas and murdered an entire family. Why did they do that? Two worlds exist in this country: the quiet conservative life, and and the life of those two men - the underbelly, the criminally violent. Those two worlds converged that bloody night. "
Before November 1959, Holcomb, Kansas was a peaceful farming town in the American heartland. On that date, it became the site of a brutal family murder which was chronicled by Truman Capote in In Cold… read review