Opera House Cinema Series to screen ‘Boundaries’

Submitted Photo The Opera House Cinema Series will show “Boundaries,” this Saturday and Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 7:30 p.m.

The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is “Boundaries,” starring Christopher Plummer. It will be screened this Saturday and Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 7:30 p.m.

Laura (Vera Farmiga) is a single mom living in Seattle, who has a constant need to put others and animals before herself. The more she tries to set boundaries in her life, the faster those lines are crossed. When her estranged, criminally-minded father Jack (Plummer) is kicked out of his retirement home — for unspecified misdeeds — Laura agrees to drive him down the coast to live with her sister in LA. Along for the ride is her son Henry, and an assortment of animal charity cases. Jack convinces Henry to help him sell off his copious supply of marijuana at every stop of their journey, resulting in unexpected reunions with old friends and family.

Owen Gleiberman, in Variety, calls the film “a touching yet wised-up father-daughter road movie that’s the best version of this sort of film you could imagine.” Tiffany Tchobanian, in Film Threat, calls it “a narrative that enables these brilliant actors to shine and lures viewers in on their wild ride full of mayhem, shady pot-dealings, and inspiring moments of self-discovery.”

Peter Hammond, in Hollywood Daily, calls it “the perfect family comedy.” Susan Wlosczyna, on RogerEbert.com, says “being in the presence of Plummer these days is always time well spent.” Rated R for drug material, language, some sexual references and nude sketches, “Boundaries” runs one hour, 44 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. 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.