"The Words," starring Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Irons and Dennis Quaid, is the next featured film in the Cinema Series at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House. It will be screened on Saturday at 8 p.m. and Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
"The Words" is a film about love, ambition, regret, hope, dreams, failure and choice. It follows young writer Rory Jansen (Cooper), who finally achieves long sought-after literary success when he publishes the "next great American novel." There's only one catch he didn't write it. As the past comes back to haunt him and his literary star continues to rise, Jansen is forced to confront the steep price that must be paid for stealing another man's work and for placing ambition and success above life's most fundamental three words.
Stephen Holden, in the New York Times, calls the film "a clever, entertaining yarn." Tom Reed, in the Detroit News, calls it "thoughtful and elegant, with just enough loose strings to keep things intriguing." Chris Vognar, in the Dallas Morning News, says "the movie conjures a mean Faustian bargain and leaves a classic dramatic question hanging in its air: What would you do if faced with similar circumstances?" Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and smoking, "The Words" runs 97 minutes.
“The Words,” will be shown Saturday and Tuesday at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House.
The Opera House Cinema Series is sponsored by Lake Shore Savings Bank. 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 ten movie passes is available for $60 at the door, at the Box Office or online at www.fredopera.org. For more information, call the Opera House Box Office at 716-679-1891. The Cinema Series continues with "Won't Back Down," starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis on Nov. 3 & 6; and "Trouble with the Curve," starring Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams and Justin Timberlake, on Nov. 10 & 13.
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.