The Hope College Knickerbocker Theatre will continue the college’s long tradition of showing newly released independent and international films with “Food and Romance” on Wednesday-Saturday, Jan. 25-28, at 7:30 p.m.
The film is the first of four in the Knickerbocker’s 2023 spring-semester film series, which will continue with “Let it Be Morning” on Feb. 22-25, and “Full Time” on March 8-11. The fourth film, which will run April 12-15, is still being determined. All screenings will begin at 7:30 p.m.
“Food and Romance” opens as Karin Richardson and Sten Kjellman celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with a dinner party set. But while her friends toast with champagne, Karin discovers that Sten has been unfaithful. After living a life caring for her husband and daughter, Karin begins to reevaluate what she wants from life for herself. With the help of friends, food, and passion, she refuses to accept that life has an expiration date and takes the second chance she is given. The film is in Swedish with English subtitles.
Reviewer Douglas Davidson has said that “Late-stage rom-com “Food and Romance” is cinematic comfort food with a few well-prepared surprises.”
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.
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The Knickerbocker Theatre is located in downtown Holland at 86 E. Eighth St.