Opera House Cinema Series To Screen ‘Life Of Pi’ Saturday, Tuesday

FREDONIA – “Life of Pi,” the critically acclaimed adventure drama from Academy Award winning director Ang Lee, is the next featured film in the 1891 Fredonia Opera House Cinema Series. It will be screened on Saturday and Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 7:30 p.m.

The film was nominated for nine Golden Globe awards, including for Best Motion Picture Drama and Best Director.

In “Life of Pi,” a young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into a journey of adventure and discovery.

While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor who is trapped in the same lifeboat … a fearsome Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. Based on the 2001 novel of the same name by Yann Martel, the film stars newcomer Suraj Sharma as Pi, Irrfan Khan and Gerard Depardieu.

Rated PG for emotional thematic content throughout, and some scary action sequences and peril, “Life of Pi” runs 127 minutes.

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 fredopera.org. For more information, call the Opera House Box Office at 679-1891.

The series continues with “Anna Karenina,” starring Keira Knightley and Jude Law, on Jan. 26 and 29; and “Hyde Park on the Hudson,” starring Bill Murray and Laura Linney on Feb. 23 and 26. Also coming, but currently unscheduled, are Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” starring Daniel Day-Lewis, and the musical “Les Miserables,” starring Hugh Jackman.

Chautauqua County’s only performing arts center presenting its own programming year-round, the 1891 Fredonia Opera House is a member-supported nonprofit organization located in Village Hall in downtown Fredonia.

For a complete schedule of events, visit fredopera.org.