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‘The Painted Veil’ coming to the Smith

“The Painted Veil,” a love story of strangers in a strange land, will be shown starting at 7 p.m. Friday, April 13, Saturday the 14th, Monday the 16th and Tuesday the 17th and at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15 at the Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca St.

In the days of arranged marriages, often a couple barely knew one another before they walked down the aisle. That unfamiliarity was certainly the case in ''The Painted Veil,'' the new and truly remarkable film based on the 1925 Somerset Maugham novel of the same name. In this instance the ''evolved'' love comes at great expense, enormous pain and with a twist.

Naomi Watts plays Kitty to Edward Norton's Walter Fane, a fellow who instantly decides the beautiful Kitty is the love of his life, even if she barely knows his name. For Kitty, the sudden marriage is all about escaping the stifling environment of her mother's household.

Rated PG-13 with a running time of 2:05, “The Painted Veil” is a soaring, tragic tale of transcendence and forgiveness. Tickets are $5 general admission and $3 for students and senior citizens and are available by calling (315) 781-LIVE or toll-free (866) 355-LIVE and may also be purchased by visiting The Smith.