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The next film in the cinema series at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center is “Where the Crawdads Sing”. It will be screened Saturday and Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

Based on the bestselling novel, “Where the Crawdads Sing” is the story of Kya (Daisy Edgar-Jones), an abandoned girl who rises to adulthood in the dangerous swamps of North Carolina. For years, rumors of the Marsh Girl have haunted Barkley Cove, isolating strong and resilient Kya from the community. Attracted by two young men from the city, Kya opens up to a new world; but when one of them is found dead, she is considered the prime suspect. As the case unfolds, the verdict on what really happened becomes increasingly hazy, threatening to reveal the many secrets that lay in the swamp.

James Berardinelli, on ReelViews, calls the film “A captivating two-hour escape into the life of a memorable individual. More movies today could learn from such an “old school” approach. Randy Myers in the San Jose Mercury News calls it “A satisfying production that is one part mystery, two parts romance and ultimately a film with a message about kindness and welcoming strangers.” Leonard Maltin, on, says “I was completely engrossed and highly recommend it.” Rated PG-13 for sexual content and some violence, including sexual assault, “Where the Crawdads Sing” lasts two hours, five minutes.

Tickets are available at the door for $7 (adults), $6.50 (seniors and Opera members) and $5 (students) on the night of each screening. A booklet of 10 movie passes is available for $60 at the door or online at For more information, call the Opera box office at 716-679-1891. The Opera House movie series is sponsored by the Lake Shore Savings Bank. Additionally, Opera programming is made possible by the New York State Council for the Arts with support from the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

The Opera is equipped with individualized subtitling glasses for the deaf as well as assistive listening headsets for the hard of hearing. Just ask any usher or staff member at the Opera for one.

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center is a member-supported nonprofit performing arts center whose mission is to “presenting the performing arts for the benefit of our community and our region…by providing access to artistic diversity…and high-quality programming at an affordable price. » It is located in the town hall in downtown Fredonia. For a full calendar of events, visit

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