Knickerbocker Theatre Announces Fall Film Series
Posted October 16, 2001
HOLLAND -- The Knickerbocker Theatre of Hope
College has announced the films for its 2001 Fall Film
Beginning on Friday, Oct. 26, the series will
feature award-winning foreign and independent films from
China, the Czech Republic, France and the United States.
The first film of the series is "The Road Home,"
directed by Zhang Yimou. Set in modern China, with multiple
flashbacks from the past, "The Road Home" tells the story of
a young man uncovering his parents' legendary courtship. The film stars Zhang Ziyi, familiar to American audiences through her roles in "Rush Hour 2" and "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon." The film is rated G and runs 100 minutes, with English subtitles. "The Road Home" will run from Friday, Oct. 26, through Thursday, Nov. 1, playing at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. nightly.
The Knickerbocker will play the Czech film
"Divided We Fall" on Friday, Nov. 2, and Monday-Thursday,
Nov. 5-8. Based on a true story, "Divided We Fall" was
nominated for an Academy Award for best foreign film. The
story centers on a childless couple who hide a Jewish man in
their home after the Nazis occupy their town. Rated PG-13,
"Divided We Fall" will play at 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. nightly.
The film is in Czech and German with English subtitles.
The third film in the series is a documentary from
acclaimed French director Agnes Varda. "The Gleaners and I"
follows the ancient custom of gleaning in modern-day France
from the field to the supermarket dumpster. The documentary
received the People's Choice Award at the Montreal Festival
of New Cinema. It is not rated and is in French with
English Subtitles. It runs at the Knickerbocker on Friday,
Nov. 9, and Monday-Friday, Nov. 12-16, at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
The Fall Film Series closes with the American
film, "Songcatcher." Staring Aidan Quinn and Janet McTeer,
the film tells the story of a turn of the century
musicologist who leaves the academy to explore the roots of
rural Appalachian music. The soundtrack of the film includes
some of the same artists found on the soundtrack for "O
Brother, Where Art Thou?" "Songcatcher" received the
Sundance Film Festival award for Outstanding Ensemble
Performance. The film is rated PG-13. It runs Friday-
Thursday, Nov. 23-29, at 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. nightly.
The Knickerbocker Theatre is closed on Sundays.
Tickets for the series can be purchased at the Knickerbocker
Theatre, located in downtown Holland at 86 E. 8th St.
between College and Columbia avenues, or can be ordered by
calling (616) 395-7403.