The Hope College Knickerbocker Winter Film series will continue with the film “This Ain’t No Mouse Music” on Monday-Saturday, Jan. 26-31, at 7:30 p.m. in the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland.
“This Ain’t No Mouse Music” follows Chris Strachwitz as a detective of deep American music--music that he sees as the antithesis of the corporate “mouse music” dominating pop culture.
Since 1960, Strachwitz has been the guiding force behind Arhoolie Records, bringing Cajun music out of Louisiana, Tex-Mex out of Texas and blues out of the country and into the living rooms of Middle America. Born a German count, he fled his homeland after World War II at 16, discovering and sharing in the U.S. a musical landscape that most Americans missed. The film takes the audience from Texas, to New Orleans, to Appalachia as Strachwitz continues his passionate quest for the musical soul of America.
The film is not rated.
Tickets are $7 for regular admission; $6 for senior citizens, Hope faculty and staff; and free for Hope College students. They will be available at the door and are also on sale in advance at the Events and Conferences Office located downtown in the Anderson-Werkman Financial Center (100 E. Eighth St.). The ticket office is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be called at (616) 395-7890.
The Knickerbocker Theatre is located at 86 E. Eighth St.