Riveting follow-up

Opera House Cinema Series to screen ‘An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power’

Submitted Photo “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” will be screened this Saturday, and Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m. at The 1891 Fredonia Opera House.

The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” the sequel to the Oscar-winning “An Inconvenient Truth.”

It will be screened this Saturday, and Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m.

A decade after “An Inconvenient Truth” brought the climate crisis into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution.

Former Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes — in moments both private and public, funny and poignant — as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.

Andrea Gronvall, in the Chicago Reader, calls the film “a fascinating primer on how to engage and train citizen activists, from the grass roots to the corridors of power.” Kenneth Turan, in the Los Angeles Times, calls it “an involving and unexpectedly passionate film.” Peter Howell, in the Toronto Star, says “there’s more doom and gloom — but also hope for meaningful change — to be found in Al Gore’s follow-up to his Oscar-blessed 2006 doc that sounded the alarm about global warming.”

Katie Walsh, in the Tribune News Service, calls it “surprising, vital, fascinating, edifying and absolutely crucial viewing for all of us who plan to continue inhabiting this planet for a while.”

Rated PG for thematic elements and some troubling images, “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” runs one hour, 38 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.