Opera House Cinema Series to Screen “Bombshell”

Film Review - Bombshell

FREDONIA – The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is the Oscar-nominated “Bombshell,” starring Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie and Charlize Theron. It will be screened on Sat., Feb. 15, and Tues., Feb. 18, at 7:30 p.m.

Starring Academy Award winners Charlize Theron and Nicole Kidman, and Academy Award nominees John Lithgow and Margot Robbie, “Bombshell” is based on the real life scandal inside the most powerful and controversial media empire of all time, Fox News. It is a revealing look at the explosive story of the women who brought down the infamous man at the heart of the scandal, Fox News CEO Roger Ailes. Actresses Theron and Robbie earned Oscar nominations for Best Actress and Supporting Actress, respectively. The film also earned an Oscar nomination for hair/make-up.

Kenneth Turan, in the Los Angeles Times, calls the film “a ferociously entertaining dramatization of how an unlikely group of women exposed and deposed media titan Roger Ailes. It is as harrowing as it is triumphant in its depiction of the way it all came to pass.” Tom Russo, in the Boston Globe, calls it “both soberly, sympathetically thoughtful and bristling with the energy of its high-powered setting.” James Berardinelli, in ReelViews, calls it “a compelling ‘ripped from the headlines’ motion picture that unfolds like a page-turner.” Rated R for sexual material and language throughout, “Bombshell” runs one hour, 49 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.