Opera House to screen ‘The Glass Castle’ Saturday, Tuesday

Unconditional love

Submitted Photo “The Glass Castle” will be screened this Saturday, and Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m. at The Opera House

The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is “The Glass Castle,” the true story based on the best-selling memoir of the same name. It stars Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson, and will be screened this Saturday, and Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m.

Chronicling the adventures of an eccentric, resilient and tight-knit family, “The Glass Castle” is a remarkable story of unconditional love. Oscar-winner Larson brings Jeannette Walls’ best-selling memoir to life as a young woman who, influenced by the joyfully wild nature of her deeply dysfunctional father (Harrelson), found the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms.

Rafar Guzman, in Newsday magazine, calls the film “a remarkable and moving story, anchored by an Oscar-worthy Harrelson.” Ariel Scotti, in the New York Daily News, calls it “a family portrait that at its heart is a father-daughter movie, anchored by two outstanding actors.” Scott Marks, in the San Diego Reader, says “dark, dysfunctional, and filled with blinding hope, this is one glass house that’s difficult to throw stones at.” Mark Kennedy, in the Associated Press, says “the film is both a tribute to parenting and a confessional of its absence. Like the book, it looks back without pity or sentiment. Unlike the book, it’s got Woody Harrelson and Brie Larson, acting spectacularly.”

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic content involving family dysfunction, and for some language and smoking, “The Glass Castle” runs two hours, seven 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 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.