"The Ides of March," the political drama directed by and starring George Clooney, is the next featured film at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House. It will be screened on Saturday at 8 p.m. and Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Opera House Cinema Series.
Based on the play by Beau Willimon, "The Ides of March" takes place during the frantic last days before a heavily contested Ohio presidential primary, when an up-and-coming campaign press secretary (Ryan Gosling) finds himself involved in a political scandal that threatens to upend his candidate's (George Clooney) shot at the presidency. The film also stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti and Marisa Tomei.
Lou Lumenick, in the New York Post, calls the film "smart and solidly entertaining, thanks to one of the year's top ensemble casts working at the top of its game." Mick LaSalle, in the San Francisco Chronicle, calls it "the movie to recommend to adults looking for something that's topical and intelligent and that will keep them guessing." Peter Travers, in Rolling Stone, calls it "a pulse-racing thriller that hits where it hurts. Clooney's performance is exceptional and Gosling is terrific in an all-stops-out role." Peter Howell, in the Toronto Star, says the film "provides an impressive showcase for fine actors to explore eternal truths about trust, loyalty and accountability." Rated R for pervasive language, "The Ides of March" runs 98 minutes.
George Clooney stars in “The Ides of March.”
Tickets to the Opera House Cinema Series are available at the door for $7 (adults), $6.50 (seniors & Opera House members) and $5 (students & children) the night of each screening. For more information, call the Opera House Box Office at 716-679-1891. "The Ides of March" is the final film in the series this year; movies will resume in January.
Chautauqua County's only performing arts center presenting its own programming year-round, the 1891 Fredonia Opera House is a member-supported not-for-profit organization located in Village Hall in downtown Fredonia. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.fredopera.org.