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The Hope College Knickerbocker Theatre will continue its film series with the heartwarming drama, “Petite Maman” on Wednesday-Saturday, Oct. 19-22, at 7:30 p.m.

Following the death of her beloved grandmother, 8-year-old Nelly, Joséphine Sanz, accompanies her parents to her mother’s childhood home. There they begin the difficult and emotional process of cleaning out the contents, in the process recovering a myriad of memories. As Nelly explores the house and nearby woods, she is immediately drawn to a neighbor her own age building a treehouse. What follows is a tender tale of childhood grief, memory and connection. After her work on “The Portrait of a Lady On Fire,” Céline Sciamma continues to prove herself as one of the most accomplished and unpredictable contemporary French filmmakers. The film is in French with English subtitles and is rated PG.

“Petite Maman” is the third of four films throughout this series, which concludes on Nov. 16-19 with Max Walker-Silverman’s “A Love Song.”

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

Audience members who need assistance to fully enjoy any event at Hope are encouraged to contact the college’s Events and Conferences Office by emailing or calling 616-395-7222 on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Updates related to events are posted when available in the individual listings at

The Knickerbocker Theatre is located in downtown Holland at 86 E. Eighth St.