Oscar worthy showing
Opera House Cinema series to screen ‘Lion’
The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is “Lion,” starring Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman. It will be screened on Saturday, March 11, and Tuesday, March 14, at 7:30 p.m.
Nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor and Actress for Patel and Kidman, “Lion” is the incredible true story of Saroo Brierly. As a five-year-old in his small village in India, Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across the country, away from home and family. Saroo struggles to survive alone in Calcutta, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.
Richard Roeper, in the Chicago Sun Times, calls the film “a beautifully told, uplifting story of courage and determination.” Stephanie Merry in the Washington Post, calls it “a complex movie, with its profound themes of home and identity.” Calvin Wilson, in the St. Louis Post Dispatch, calls it “a family film in the best sense.” Moira MacDonald, in the Seattle Times, says “‘Lion’ has one of those plot lines that feels like a Hollywood screenplay – except it actually happened.” Rated PG-13 for thematic material and some sensuality, “Lion” runs one hour, 58 minutes.
The Opera House Cinema Series is sponsored by Lake Shore Savings Bank. Tickets are available at the door for $7 (adults), $6.50 (seniors & Opera House members) and $5 (students) the night of each screening. A book of 10 movie passes is available for $60 at the door or online at www.fredopera.org. For more information, call the Opera House Box Office at 716-679-1891.
The Opera House is equipped with individualized closed captioning headsets for the deaf as well as with assistive listening headsets for the hearing-impaired. Simply request one from any usher or Opera House staff member.
The 1891 Fredonia Opera House is a member-supported not-for-profit performing arts center located in Village Hall in downtown Fredonia. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.fredopera.org.