posted October 21, 2010

Knickerbocker Film Series to Present “Get Low” on Nov. 1 to 6

The Hope College Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland will continue its tradition of showing contemporary independent films with "Get Low" on Monday-Saturday, Nov. 1-6, at 7:30 p.m.

The "Washington Post" has said, "With its rough-hewn poetics, suspenseful momentum and dashes of humor, 'Get Low' offers a shot of simple joy during cinemas most torrid season. It's as soothing and pure as the sweetest water from the deepest well."  The "Huffington Post" has described the movie as "a soulful film with a wicked wit. It leaves you with a sense of completeness that few films inspire."

Spun out of equal parts folk tale, fable and real-life legend about the mysterious, 1930s Tennessee hermit who famously threw his own rollicking funeral party--while he was still alive--the film is a morality play about the steep price that guilt is capable of exacting on a tortured soul consumed with overwhelming regret.

Robert Duvall plays the main character, Felix "Bush" Breazeale. "Get Low" is directed by Aaron Schneider, who makes his feature debut after winning the Academy Award for his short, "Two Soldiers," and written by Chris Provenzano ("Mad Men") and C. Gaby Mitchell ("Blood Diamond'). The behind-the-scenes team includes Emmy Award-winning cinematographer David Boyd, A.S.C. ("Deadwood"), Academy Award-nominated production designer Geoffrey Kirkland ("The Right Stuff," "Children of Men") and twice Oscar-nominated costume designer Julie Weiss ("Frida," "Twelve Monkeys").

"Get Low" is rated PG-13 and is 100 minutes in length.

Tickets are $6 for regular admission and $5 for senior citizens and children, and will be available at the door. Updated information may be obtained by calling the Knickerbocker Information Line at (616) 395-7403 or visiting www.hope.edu/arts/knick.

The Knickerbocker Theatre is located at 86 E. Eighth St.