The Hope College Knickerbocker Fall Film Series will conclude with the British biographical drama “The Man Who Knew Infinity” on Monday-Saturday, Nov. 14-19, at 7:30 p.m.
The Hollywood Reporter’s Deborah Young has said of the actors, “Highly engaging performances by Dev Patel and Jeremy Irons.”
Directed by Matthew Brown, “The Man Who Knew Infinity” was released in April and is based on the true story of Srinivasa Ramanujan, the pioneer Indian mathematician whose unlikely friendship with the brilliant and eccentric Cambridge mathematician G.H. Hardy forever changed mathematics.
Growing up poor in Madras, India, Ramanujan, played by Dev Patel, earns admittance to Cambridge University during World War I. With the guidance of and friendship from his professor, Hardy, played by Jeremy Irons, Ramanujan fights against prejudice and becomes a pioneer in mathematical theories. The film is Ramanujan’s story as seen through Hardy’s eyes.
“The Man Who Knew Infinity” is rated PG-13.
Tickets 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 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be called at (616) 395-7890.
The Knickerbocker Theatre is located in downtown Holland at 86 E. Eighth St.