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Knickerbocker Theatre's Fall Film
Series Runs Nov. 3 - Dec. 8

Posted October 24, 2000

HOLLAND -- The Knickerbocker Theatre of Hope College is featuring four films during its fall, 2000, film series, which runs Friday, Nov. 3, through Friday, Dec. 8.

The four films are "Spike and Mike's classic Animation Festival 2000" (Friday, Nov. 3, Monday-Thursday, Nov. 6-9), "Shower" (Friday-Thursday, Nov. 10-16), "Set Me Free" (Friday-Thursday, Nov. 24-30) and "The Color of Paradise" (Friday-Friday, Dec. 1-8). Except for Sundays, when the Knickerbocker is closed, each film will show at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. nightly during its run.

"Spike and Mike's classic Animation Festival 2000" continues the pair's tradition of bringing some of the world's best short animations to the screen. The film includes animation shorts from as far away as Czechoslovakia and from studios such as Aardman animations. The film is rated PG-13.

"Shower" centers around the conflict between traditional ways and the modern world. The film focuses on a wealthy young man who despite himself begins to value the traditions represented in his family's business, a public bathhouse. He ultimately tries to prevent the progress of the modern world from destroying it. "Shower" is in Chinese with English subtitles, and is rated PG-13.

"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.

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