HOLLAND, Mich. (AP) — International and independent movies are set to take center stage throughout the winter as part of a western Michigan film series.
The Hope College Knickerbocker Winter Film Series kicks off Monday with a weeklong run of “Give Me Liberty,” a U.S. comedy written and directed by Russian emigre Kirill Mikhanovsky. The series is held at Holland's historic Knickerbocker Theatre, which is owned and operated by the college.
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The series' four films each will be screened for a week, including the Mexican documentary “Midnight Family” from Feb. 3-8 and “Up There,” a drama filmed in the Upper Peninsula community of Norway, from Feb. 24-29. A fourth film scheduled for March 9-14 has yet to be selected.
The Knickerbocker was built in 1911, and Hope College bought it in 1988. Other uses include lectures, concerts and stage performances.