posted February 6, 2001

Knick Theatre Winter Films

The Knickerbocker Theatre will present
its Winter Film Series on Monday, Feb. 19, through Friday,
March 16.

Opening the series is "Autumn Tale," the final
film in French director Eric Rohmer's "Tales of the Four
Seasons" cycle. The romantic comedy centers on a middle-
aged widow's quest for love, and the complications that
arise when more than one person plays matchmaker. "Autumn
Tale" is in French with English subtitles, and is rated PG.
It plays at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. nightly on Monday-Saturday,
Feb. 19-24, and has a running time of 1 hour and 52 minutes.
On Thursday, Feb. 22, there will be a 9 p.m. showing only.

 

Playing from Monday, Feb. 26, though Saturday,
March 3, is "Not One Less," a story of a 13-year-old girl's
struggle as a substitute teacher in a rural Chinese town.
The film is in Chinese with English subtitles, and showings
are at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. nightly. It is rated G and has a
running time of 1 hour and 40 minutes.

 

Showing on Monday-Saturday, March 5-10, is "George
Washington," which follows a group of children in the rural
South who must come to grips with reality and consequences
when, during an innocent game in an abandoned amusement
park, a member of the group dies. This film, already
receiving critical acclaim, is unrated and has a running
time of 1 hour and 30 minutes. Showings are 7 p.m. and 9
p.m. nightly.

 

The last film of the series is "Dark Days," a
documentary studying a community of homeless people living
in an abandoned train tunnel beneath Manhattan. While
making the film, director Marc Singer made the tunnels his
home for two years, not only with the full cooperation of
the underground community, but with members of the community
acting entirely as the crew. "Dark Days" plays on Tuesday-
Friday, March 13-16, at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. nightly. It is
unrated and has a running time of 1 hour and 30 minutes.

The Knickerbocker Theatre is located at 86 East
8th Street in downtown Holland. Admission is $4 for
students and senior citizens, and $5 for adults. There are
no showings on Sundays. Additional information may be
obtained by calling the Knickerbocker Information Line at
(616) 395-7403.