FREDONIA - "The Sessions," the drama nominated for Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards starring Helen Hunt and John Hawkes, is the first featured film in the 2013 Cinema Series at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House.
It will be screened on Saturday and Tuesday, Jan. 8. As part of the Opera House's new event start times, both screenings will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Directed by Ben Lewin, the film won both the Audience Award and the Special Jury Award for Ensemble Acting at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Hawkes has been nominated for Best Actor and Hunt for Best Supporting Actress Golden Globe and SAG awards. The film also stars William H. Macy as Father Brendan. Rated R, "The Sessions" runs 95 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, at the box office or online at fredopera.org. For more information, call the Opera House Box Office at 679-1891. The series continues with "Flight," starring Denzel Washington, on Jan. 12 and 15; and "Life of Pi" on Jan. 19 and 22.
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.