The Knickerbocker Fall Film Series is presenting “Magic in the Moonlight” thru today.
The film will be shown at 7:30 p.m. at the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland.
Set in the 1920s on the opulent Riviera in the south of France, Woody Allen's “Magic in the Moonlight” is a romantic comedy about a master magician (Colin Firth) trying to expose a psychic medium (Emma Stone) as a fake.
Chinese conjuror Wei Ling Soo is the most celebrated magician of his age, but few know that he is the stage persona of Stanley Crawford, a grouchy and arrogant Englishman with a sky-high opinion of himself and an aversion to phony spiritualists’ claims. Persuaded by his friend, Howard Burkan, Stanley goes on a mission to the Côte d’Azur mansion of the Catledge family: mother Grace, son Brice, and daughter Caroline. He presents himself as a businessman named Stanley Taplinger in order to debunk the alluring young clairvoyant Sophie Baker, who is staying there with her mother. Sophie arrived at the Catledge villa at the invitation of Grace, who is convinced that Sophie can help her contact her late husband, and once there, attracted the attention of Brice, who has fallen for her head over heels. What follows is a series of events that send the characters reeling.
“The Rolling Stone” has called the film, “The summer's most beguiling romantic comedy,” noting that “Colin Firth and Emma Stone make a magnetic pair of opposites. Emma Stone lights up the screen. Colin Firth is wonderfully appealing. The actors are a pleasure to be around.”
This film has a run time of one hour and 40 minutes, and is rated PG-13.
Tickets for “Magic in the Moonlight” are $7 for regular admission and $6 for senior citizens, Hope College faculty and children. Tickets will be sold at the door but are also available in advance at the Events and Conferences Office located downtown in the Anderson-Werkman Financial Center (100 E. Eighth St.). The office is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be reached at (616) 395-7890.
More information about the film series can be found by visiting the Knickerbocker website at hope.edu/knick
The Knickerbocker Theatre is located at 86 E. Eighth St.