posted November 24, 2000

Knickbocker Theatre Film Series Continues Into December

The fall film series of the Knickerbocker Theatre at Hope College continues into the month of December.

Remaining films in the series are "Set Me Free" (Friday-Thursday, Nov. 24-30) and "The Color of Paradise" (Friday-Friday, Dec. 1-8).

The films will be presented at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

"Set Me Free" examines the potential of film to shape life. An unhappy teen in a house filled with conflict, the central character adopts the "I am responsible" credo of the heroine from Jean-Luc Godard's "My Life to Live" and sets her life direction accordingly. The film is in French with English subtitles, and is rated PG-13.

"The Color of Paradise" centers around a blind eight-year-old boy who appreciates the world that he experiences through his heightened other senses. Seeking to remarry, his widower father resents him as an obstacle to his wedding plans and apprentices him far from home. Ultimately, though, the father must face his responsibility to his son. "The Color of Paradise" is in Persian/Farsi with English subtitles, and is 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.