Reel 13 – April Lineup

Air date: 04/04/2015

Blockbuster Gone with the Wind Makes its Reel 13 Debut in April

 

The biblical epic “Barabbas” also airs as part of the series on Easter Eve

 

Gone with the Wind, the epic 1939 film adapted from Margaret Mitchell’s Pulitzer-winning novel, premieres un-interrupted on THIRTEEN as part of the Reel 13 slate of films in April.

The iconic historical romance, which garnered eight Academy Award wins out of the 13 nominations it received at the 12th Academy Awards, including “Best Picture,” “ Best Director,” “Best Actress” and “Best Supporting Actress” (landmark for an African-American). The National Film Registry selected Gone with the Wind for preservation in 1989, while The American Film Institute has continuously recognized Gone with the Wind as one of the “100 Greatest Movies.”

The series also airs the religious epic film Barabbas on Easter Saturday. Anthony Quinn plays the criminal who was released by Pontius Pilate in response to the demand of the crowd in place of Jesus.

The independent film Angel’s Crest, which is notable for teaming two iconic stars of PBS’s Masterpiece series: Elizabeth McGovern (Lady Grantham on “Downton Abbey”), and Jeremy Piven (“Mr. Selfridge”), will also air this month.

The series is pre-empted on Saturday, April 11 and Saturday, April 25 for special pledge programming.

Every Saturday night beginning at 9 p.m., viewers can catch a Hollywood Classic hosted by film historian Neal Gabler, followed by an Indie, hosted by Columbia University professor Richard Peña. The evening concludes with a Short film selected by viewers who vote for their favorite of three shorts at Reel13.org.

 

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”Barabbas” (1961) Dir: Richard Fleischer

The biblical thief (Anthony Quinn) turns gladiator and seeks salvation after being pardoned in place of Christ. With Silvana Mangano, Arthur Kennedy and Katy Jurado.

 

“Angel’s Crest” (2011) Dir: Gaby Dellal

The disappearance of a three-year-old boy divides a tightly knit community and reveals its secrets. With Mira Sorvino, Elizabeth McGovern and Jeremy Piven.

 

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The series is pre-empted for special pledge programming.

 

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“Gone With the Wind” (1939) Dir: Victor Fleming,

Scarlett O’Hara (Vivien Leigh) struggles to save Tara, her beloved family plantation, and find love during the Civil War. With Clark Gable, Olivia deHavilland and Leslie Howard.

 

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The series is pre-empted for special pledge programming.

 

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Reel 13 is funded by the Sy Syms Foundation and the Rubin Museum of Art.

David Horn is executive producer.  Bob Morris is senior producer.  Colleen McHugh is producer.

Visit Reel 13 Online at www.thirteen.org/sites/reel13/ for additional information.

 

 

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