Family Dysfunction Dominates June’s Reel 13 Offerings on THIRTEEN
Two-time Academy Award-winner Bette Davis featured in two of her horror period gems
Family dynamics are examined in June’s selections on Reel 13. Relationships between sisters are strained with disastrous results in Dead Ringer on June 22 and What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? on June 29. Bette Davis shines as an abusive sister in both 1960’s thrillers based on novels by Rian James and Henry Farrell respectively.
June’s Indies provide further insight into tumultuous relationships in Rachel Getting Married on June 22 and Heights on June 29.
The series is pre-empted on June 1, 8, and 15 for special pledge programming.
Every Saturday night beginning at 9 p.m., viewers can catch a Classic hosted by film historian Neal Gabler, followed by an Indie, hosted by Richard Peña. The evening concludes with a Short selected by visitors to Reel13.org who vote for their favorite of three shorts every week.
“Dead Ringer” (1964) Dir: Paul Henreid
Bette Davis plays a woman who kills her own twin and assumes the other’s identity. With Karl Malden and Peter Lawford.
“Rachel Getting Married” (2008) Dir: Jonathan Demme
Anne Hathaway is a young woman in and out of rehab, returning home for her sister’s wedding. With Rosemary DeWitt and Debra Winger.
“What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?” (1962) Dir: Robert Aldrich
A Hollywood child star has-been (Bette Davis) torments her famous sister (Joan Crawford), now confined to a wheelchair. Also starring Victor Buono.
“Heights” (2005) Dir: Chris Terrio
Five New Yorkers are challenged to find their destiny in a 24-hour period. With Glenn Close, Elizabeth Banks and James Marsden.
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