Opera House Cinema Series to Screen “Ford v Ferrari”

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FREDONIA – The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is “Ford v Ferrari,” based on the remarkable true story of the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby. It will be screened on Sat., Jan. 11, and Tues., Jan. 14, at 7:30 p.m.

Academy Award-winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale star as Shelby (Damon) and the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles (Bale), who together battled corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966. Bale is nominated for Best Actor Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards for his performance.

Richard Roeper, in the Chicago Sun Times, calls the film “one of the best ensemble casts of the year, in one of the best movies ever made about auto racing.” Leah Greenblatt, in Entertainment Weekly, calls it “a big, glossy crowd-pleaser of a film, high on horsepower, engine grease, and clean-sweat ‘60s masculinity.” Kenneth Turan, in the Los Angeles Times, says the film “is made the way Hollywood used to make them, a glorious throwback that combines a smart modern sensibility with the best of traditional storytelling.” Rated PG-13 for some language and peril, “Ford v Ferrari” runs two hours, 32 minutes.

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 http://www.fredopera.org. For more information, call the Opera House Box Office at 716-679-1891. The Opera House Cinema Series is sponsored by Lake Shore Savings Bank. Additional support comes from the Arts Services Initiative of WNY’s Give for Greatness grant program.

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 Performing Arts Center is a member-supported not-for-profit performing arts center located in Village Hall in downtown Fredonia. For a complete schedule of events, visit http://www.fredopera.org.