Opera House Cinema Series to screen Gandolfini’s final film

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House Cinema Series will end its roster of films for 2013 with “Enough Said,” a romantic comedy starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus and in his final performance, the late James Gandolfini. It will be screened on Saturday, Nov. 23, and Tuesday, Nov. 26, at 7:30 p.m.

In “Enough Said,” divorced and single parent Eva (Louis-Dreyfus) spends her days enjoying work as a masseuse but dreading her daughter’s impending departure for college. She meets Albert (Gandolfini) – a sweet, funny and like-minded man also facing an empty nest. As their romance quickly blossoms, Eva befriends Marianne (Catherine Keener), a new massage client and beautiful poet who seems “almost perfect” except for one prominent quality – she rags on her ex-husband way too much. Suddenly, Eva finds herself doubting her own budding relationship with Albert as she learns the truth about Marianne’s ex. “Enough Said” is a sharp, insightful comedy that humorously explores the mess that often comes with getting involved again.

Claudia Puig, in USA Today, calls the film “easily one of the most perceptive and engaging movies of the year with its heartfelt performances, intelligent writing and subtle humor.” Dana Stevens, in Slate, calls it “a wonderful movie, observant and hilarious and full of sad and beautiful truths.” Ann Hornaday, in the Washington Post, calls it “feisty, funny, fizzy and deeply wise. (It) sparkles within and without, just like the rare gem that it is.” Moira MacDonald, in the Seattle Times, says “for all of us who’ve been waiting way too long for a smart, funny, snappy romantic comedy for grown-ups here it is.” Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, comic violence, language and partial nudity, “Enough Said” runs 93 minutes.

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 10 movie passes is available for $60 at the door or online at www.fredopera.org. For more information, call the Opera House Box Office at 716-679-1891. The series continues in January with the Robert Redford survival film “All is Lost” on Jan. 4 & 7; and the time-travel comedy “About Time,” on Jan. 18 & 21.

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.