Hope College is offering a free summer film series at the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland. The films run on Thursdays, from July 25 to August 15, at 7:30 p.m. The times coincide with the Holland downtown street performers, creating a full night of entertainment for families.
On Thursday, Aug. 1, the series features the 2012 Academy-award winning film from Pixar, “Brave.” In the film, Princess Merida, a skilled archer, defies an age-old custom, causing chaos in the kingdom by expressing the desire to not marry. Merida is forced to use her skills and intelligence before the chaos she creates becomes permanent. The film’s voice cast features Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson and Craig Ferguson. “Brave” is rated PG.
“The Princess Bride,” from 1987, will return to the big screen on Thursday, Aug. 8. The series will closes on Thursday, Aug. 15, with Martin Scorsese’s 2011 film, “Hugo.” The Knickerbocker Theatre is located at 86 E. Eighth St., between College and Columbiaavenues. More information on the films can be found at www.hope.edu/arts/knick .