Opera House Cinema Series to Screen “Little Women”

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FREDONIA – The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is Greta Gerwig’s interpretation of the classic American novel, “Little Women,” starring Saoirse Ronan and Timothée Chalamet and featuring Meryl Streep. It will be screened on Sat., Feb. 8, and Tues., Feb. 11, at 7:30 p.m.

“Little Women” draws on both the classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott, and unfolds as the author’s alter ego, Jo March (Ronan), reflects back and forth on her fictional life. In writer-director Gerwig’s take, the beloved story of the March sisters – four young women each determined to live life on her own terms – is both timeless and timely.

Chris Hewitt, in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, calls the film “lovable, kind and funny … a movie you want to hug.” Christy Lemire, on NPR, calls it “an absolutely lovely film that will make you feel so extremely good walking out of it.” A.O. Scott, in the New York Times, calls it “a story that feels at once entirely true to its 19th-century origins and utterly modern.” Brian Truitt, in USA Today, calls it “a tremendously resonant, sometimes heartbreaking and always entertaining hoot.” Rated PG (for thematic elements and brief smoking, “Little Women” runs two hours, 15 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.