Opera House Cinema Series to screen ‘Hearts Beat Loud’

‘A sparkling gem’

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The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is the indie darling “Heart Beat Loud,” starring Nick Offerman and newcomer Kiersey Clemons. It will be screened this Saturday, and Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 7:30 p.m.

In the hip Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook, single dad and record store owner Frank (Offerman) is preparing to send his hard-working daughter Sam off to college while being forced to close his vintage music shop. Hoping to stay connected through their shared musical passions, Frank urges Sam to turn their weekly jam sessions into a father-daughter live act. After their first song becomes an internet breakout, the two embark on a journey of love, growing up and musical discovery.

Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com, calls the film “a truly sweet, funny, and downright likable comedy.” Peter Howell, in the Toronto Star, calls it “a movie you not only want to see, but also to put on the turntable.”

Rafer Guzman, in Newsday, calls it “a sparkling gem with an indie-rock soul.” Kenneth Turan, in the Los Angeles Times, says “Frank and Sam make beautiful music together. No, that’s not a metaphor; it’s an accurate description that’s central to what makes ‘Hearts Beat Loud’ such an engaging endeavor.”

Rated PG-13 for some drug references and brief language, “Hearts beat Loud” runs 97 minutes.

Submitted Photo The Opera House Cinema Series will show “Heart Beat Loud,” starring Nick Offerman and newcomer Kiersey Clemons. It will be screened this Saturday, and Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 7:30 p.m.

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. Thanks to the generous support of an anonymous donor, the first 20 SUNY Fredonia students at each screening are admitted free. 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.

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