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Opera House cinema series presents The Truffle Hunters

A scene from “The Truffle Hunters” is pictured. The movie will be screened Saturday and Tuesday at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House.

The next film in the 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center Cinema Series is the documentary “The Truffle Hunters.”

It will be screened Saturday and Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

In accordance with state guidelines, all COVID restrictions have been lifted for the Opera House, except that unvaccinated individuals are required to follow CDC guidance, which calls for masks to be worn at indoor events and social distance to be maintained. Any individual can, of course, choose to wear a mask at his/her own discretion. Guidelines are subject to change should circumstances dictate.

Deep in the forests of Piedmont, Italy, a handful of men, 70 or 80 years young, hunt for the rare and expensive white Alba truffle – which to date has resisted all of modern science’s efforts at cultivation. They’re guided by a secret culture and training passed down through the generations, as well as by the noses of their cherished and expertly-trained dogs. They live a simpler, slower way of life, in harmony with their loyal animals and their picture-perfect land, seemingly straight out of a fairy tale. They’re untethered to cell phone screens or the Internet, opting instead to make their food and drink by hand and prioritizing in-person connections and community.

Tickets are available at the door for $7 for adults, $6.50 for seniors and Opera House members, and $5 for 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 Cinema Series is sponsored by Lake Shore Savings Bank.

The opera house is equipped with individualized closed captioning eyeglasses 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.

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