posted July 20, 2000

Summer Films July 21-Sept. 14

 The Knickerbocker Theatre of Hope
College is featuring six films during its summer, 2000 film
series, which runs Friday, July 21, through Thursday, Sept.
14.

The six films are "Mansfield Park" (July 21-27),
"The Cup" (July 31-Aug. 10), "East West" (Aug. 11-17), "God
Said Ha!" (Aug. 18-24), "Sweet and Lowdown" (Aug. 28-Sept.
7) and "Rear Window" (Sept. 8-14).In addition, the
Knickerbocker will feature a four-film "Hitchcock Festival"
on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15-16, presenting "Rear
Window," "Vertigo," "Dial M for Murder" and "North by
Northwest."

"Mansfield Park," "The Cup," "God Said Ha!," and
"Sweet and Lowdown" will all run at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
nightly, and "East West" will run at 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m.
nightly."Rear Window" will show at 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. on
Saturday-Thursday, Sept. 8-14, and at 7 p.m. on Friday,
Sept. 15."Vertigo" will show on Friday, Sept. 15, at 9:15
p.m.; "Dial M for Murder" will show on Saturday, Sept. 16,
at 7 p.m.; and "North by Northwest" will show on Saturday,
Sept. 16, at 9 p.m.

The Knickerbocker Theatre is closed on Sundays.
"Mansfield Park" is based on the novel by Jane
Austen.The film begins just after the turn of the 18th
century, and follows young Fanny Price as she moves in with
wealthy relatives from her poor home in Portsmouth.She is
treated as an outcast by most of the family, falls in love
with the family's kind son and then is promised in marriage
to someone else.The film is rated PG-13 and is in English.

"The Cup" was filmed in the small, central Asian
country of Bhutan and focuses on a Tibetan monastery-in-
exile.With humorous touches, the film follows a young
monk-in-training who is a devoted soccer fan and goes to
extremes to watch the 1998 World Cup matches on television.
"The Cup" is in Bhutan with English subtitles, and is rated
G.

"East West" centers on a family that returns to
the Soviet Union from France when in June of 1946 Stalin
promises such emigrants amnesty and a chance to help rebuild
their homeland.The film follows the husband and wife as
they react differently to a life that is much harsher than
they expected."East West" is in French and Russian with
English subtitles, and is rated PG-13.

"God Said Ha!" is a monologue featuring "Saturday
Night Live's" Julia Sweeney and relates events that started
in 1994.She had just left "Saturday Night Live" and
purchased a home when her brother was diagnosed with
terminal lymphoma.He moved in with her as he started
chemotherapy and their parents joined them.As his tragedy
ended, another began."God Said Ha!" is in English and is
rated PG-13.

"Sweet and Lowdown" is a Woody Allen film that
examines the world of jazz in the 1930s and 1940s.The film
follows the fictional Emmet Ray, a brilliant artist whose
life outside of music is less so.The cast includes Sean
Penn, Samantha Morton and Uma Thurman."Sweet and Lowdown"
is in English, and is rated PG-13.

"Rear Window" is the classic Hitchcock film
starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly.Stewart is a
photographer who, when a broken leg confines him to his
Manhattan apartment, spends his time watching the building
opposite him.He thinks he sees a murder, and acts when the
police won't believe him."Rear Window" is in English and
rated PG.

The Knickerbocker Theatre is located at 86 E. 8th
St. in downtown Holland.Tickets cost $5 for regular adult
admission, and $4 for senior citizens and students.

Additional information about the series may be
obtained by calling the Knickerbocker Theatre's information
line at (616) 395-7403.