Our 2019 Winter Film Series

The start of a new year brings along exciting things — resolutions to conquer, a fresh start with a new semester, awesome sales at your favorite stores — but (in our biased opinion), the best thing to come out of 2019 yet is our Winter Film Series, opening at the Knickerbocker Theatre on Monday, Jan. […]

Selecting Films and the 2018 Fall Film Series

  The question is asked often: How do you select the films for your series? And there is no easy answer. I would like to tell you that we spend hours watching 30-40 films, having passionate arguments about the artistic qualifications of each film, dissect plot and character development, and then negotiate for weeks with […]

“One Night Only” Series Features Four Iconic Brando Films

In an era where we watch stars self-destruct on too regular of a basis, the career of Marlon Brando can offer these people both lessons and hope. After bursting onto the scene in the 1950s (and our series focuses on four films released between 1952-1954), Brando’s personal life and career went off the track in […]

Sidney Poitier Films featured at the Knick

If Sidney Poitier was a wine, 1967 would be his best vintage. He was already a household name and had broken many “firsts,” but in 1967 he starred in three major films and was the top movie star of the year. To Sir, with Love; In the Heat of the Night; and Guess Who’s Coming […]

A film for the mystery connoisseur

Nothing pulls at me like a good mystery. You can easily catch me binge watching “Criminal Minds,” googling the facts behind the latest “Dateline NBC” or staying up all night reading the latest thriller, which is why I’m looking forward to the last film in our fall film series, The Unknown Girl. The Belgian-French drama […]

Our 2017 Fall Film Series

Fall brings colors to the leaves, a chill in the air, and films to the Knick! Yes, the fall film series is off and running. The Knickerbocker Theatre at Hope College is showing four films through November 11. The series opens with Maudie, an Irish-Canadian biographical romantic drama, through Saturday, Sept. 16. In Nova Scotia, […]

One Night Only Series Focuses on Judy Garland

By Tom Hoover Guest blogger and film lover I remember getting to stay up late to watch The Wizard of Oz when I was in elementary school and being more interested in Dorothy’s friends and her dog Toto than I was of this plucky, jittery girl from Kansas whose only skill seemed to be singing […]

Our 2017 Spring Film Series

The Schedule May 15 – 20 –  Whisky Galore May 22 -26 ( Mon – Fri )  – After the Storm May 30 – June 3 ( Tues- Sat ) –  Nise: The Heart of Madness June 5 – 10 –  The Women’s Balcony The Reasons Springtime films. As we head into the summer blockbuster time, we present […]

Things to Come Redefines a Mid-Life Crisis

Upon first reading the summary for Things to Come, I had a sense of predictability. Here we have Nathalie, a high-school philosophy teacher who seems to have all her ducks in a row. She has a job she’s passionate about, a happy marriage of 25 years, and two wonderful children who are growing up and […]

#GirlPower in The Eagle Huntress

Growing up with a dad who supported and encouraged every (reasonable) goal of mine, I completely relate to the bond between Aisholpan and her father. Much like my dad, Aisholpan’s father, Nurgaiv, believes in the power of hard work and determination – you  bet on yourself and you make it happen, knowing that he’ll always […]