Knickerbocker Theatre Announces Summer Film Series
Posted July 12, 2001
HOLLAND -- Continuing its tradition of bringing
the best movies audiences may not know about to West
Michigan, Hope College's Knickerbocker Theatre has announced
its summer film series line up. From great foreign films to
the Beatles, the series shows a range of films bound to
please film buffs and casual moviegoers alike.
The Knickerbocker Theatre is located at 86 East
8th Street in downtown Holland. The Knickerbocker is closed
"Me, You, Them" runs Friday-Thursday, July 20-26,
at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. nightly. Set in the starkly beautiful
landscapes of Brazil, the bittersweet comedy is the story of
Darlene, a strong woman who carries out an existence under
the same roof as her four sons and three husbands. The film
is rated PG-13 and is in Portuguese with English subtitles.
"The Dish" shows from Monday, July 30, through
Thursday, Aug. 9, with shows at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. nightly.
A fictional account of historic events, the film tells the
story of how a small town in Australia provided the radio
telescope dish which allowed the world to watch Neil
Armstrong take the first steps on the moon. The film is
"In the Mood for Love" runs Friday-Thursday, Aug.
10-16, with shows at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. nightly. An allusive
and bittersweet work about longing, the film is set in 1962
Hong Kong. It is the story of a journalist and secretary
who are drawn together by their suspicion that their spouses
are having an affair. Their relationship deepens, but the
focus is on longing. The film is rated PG and is in
Cantonese and French, with English subtitles.
"A Time for Drunken Horses" shows Friday-Thursday,
Aug. 17-23, at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. nightly. A glimpse into
the life of a people rarely seen, the film shows us the life
of the Kurds, an ethnic group living as minorities in a
number of countries. The setting is in the mountainous area
of Iran, near the Iraq border, where a hardworking young boy
struggles with his sisters and brothers in a harsh life of
economic deprivations. They find a new focus as they begin
seeking medical help for their critically ill brother. The
film is not rated, and is in Kurdish and Farsi with English
"A Hard Day's Night" runs Monday-Saturday, Aug.
27-Sept. 1, at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. nightly. Since it
redefined the rock musical in 1964, the film has gone on to
be a classic of the genre. Now the restored and remastered
version brings the film back to the big screen, a classic
that seems as ageless as the Beatles. The film is unrated.
"Shadow Magic" closes the season on Monday-
Saturday, Sept. 3-8, with shows at 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m.
nightly. A film about filmmaking, it tells the story of an
ambitious American who comes to Peking in 1902 to introduce
motion pictures in China. A Chinese photographer becomes
fascinated with the new technology, but must address the
conflicts the western influence brings in his personal and
professional life. The film is rated PG, and is in Mandarin
with English subtitles.
Tickets are $5 for regular adult admission, and $4
for students and senior citizens. A Knickerbocker pass is
also available giving five adult admissions for $22.
Additional information may be obtained by calling the
Knickerbocker Information Line at (616) 395-7403.