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Knickerbocker Film Series to Feature “Te Ata” on March 12-17

The Hope College Knickerbocker Theatre will continue its Winter Film Series with “Te Ata” on Monday-Saturday, March 12-17, at 7:30 p.m.

Directed by Nathan Frankowski and staring Q’orianka Klitcher and Academy Award-nominee Graham Greene, “Te Ata” is based on the true story of Mary Thompson Fisher. Fisher, best known as Te Ata, commemorated her Chickasaw culture by performing the songs and stories with which she was raised, traversing cultural barriers during a time of hardship for Native Americans and becoming one of the greatest Native American performers.  With her eyes set on Broadway, the film travels from Oklahoma to New York and a performance at the White House in Washington, D.C. As Te Ata increases in fame, the audience also sees the isolation, love and discovery that she experiences along the way. The film is rated PG.

The series will continue on Monday-Saturday, April 9-14, at 7:30 p.m. showing “Hotel Salvation,” a story about a father who wishes to take his last breath in the holy city of Varanasi, India, and his son, who is left with no choice but to go with him.

Tickets for the individual films are $7 for regular admission; $6 for senior citizens, children, and Hope College faculty and staff; and free for Hope students. 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.