Movie benefits agricultural foundations


Cinema Capitol (230 W. Dominick St.) will present the thriller “Silo” on select days over the course of two weeks.

Inspired by true events, “Silo” follows a harrowing day in a rural farm town. Disaster strikes when the teenaged Cody is entrapped in a 50-foot-tall grain bin. When the corn turns to quicksand, family, neighbors, and first responders must put aside their differences to rescue the boy from drowning in a crop that has sustained their community for generations. Starring in the movie are Jeremy Holm, Jill Paice, Jack DiFalco, Jim Parrack, and Chris Ellis.

“Silo” is the product of an extensive collaboration between city-based filmmakers and the rural American community. The entire creative team spent years working with farmers, rescue workers, and trusted agricultural institutions to ensure the authentic portrayal of the all-too-common danger of grain entrapment.

“Silo” will run through Monday, June 28. Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 4 and 7 p.m., Sundays at 1 and 4 p.m., and Mondays at 7 p.m. There will be no captioned show times for this movie.

While friends and family may sit together, groups will be socially distanced from other groups. Masks are not required in the cinema for those who are fully vaccinated. For those who have not been vaccinated, the cinema asks that masks stay on.

Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at Admission is $8; $7 for students and military; and $6 for Capitol “Friends.”

A portion of the production’s proceeds are donated to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, the Progressive Agriculture Foundation, and the John Bowne Agricultural Program.

“Silo” runs 76 minutes and is not rated.


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