GENEVA — “The Constant Gardener,” a film set in current times and dealing with urgent issues of globalization and First World complicity in the exploitation of Third World people, will be shown starting Friday, Oct. 14 at the Smith Opera House.
The film, directed by Fernando Meirelles and based on the John le Carré bestseller of the same name, recalls an era when movies about socially relevant causes came without irony and with the conviction that wide exposure could bring about needed changes.
Ralph Fiennes and Rachel Weisz play Justin and Tessa Quayle, a most unlikely married couple, who first meet in London.
Screenings begin at 7 p.m. Oct. 14, 17 and 18, and at 2 p.m. Oct. 16; rated R with a running time 2:10. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens; for details, call (315) 781-LIVE or toll-free (866) 355-LIVE.