Reel 13 – December Lineup

Air date: 12/19/2015

Classic Western “The Magnificent Seven” to Air on Reel 13 in December


The classic Western The Magnificent Seven leads the abbreviated December lineup on Reel 13.

The film, a Wild West remake of the 1954 Japanese language film The Seven Samurai, was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress. Its iconic Academy Award-nominated score by Elmer Bernstein garnered the music a place on the American Film Institute’s list of the top 25 American film scores.

A star-studded remake starring Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawk, Matt Bomer among others is expected to be released next fall

Night Catches Us and Sunset Stories are the month’s independent offerings.

The series is pre-empted for special pledge programming on December 5 and December 12.

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



Pre-empted for special pledge programming.



Pre-empted for special pledge programming.



“The Magnificent Seven” (1960) Dir: John Sturges

A man in black (Yul Brynner) recruits six hired guns to lead Mexican villagers against the gang of an outlaw (Eli Wallach). With Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson and Robert Vaughn.


“Night Catches Us” (2010) Dir: Tanya Hamilton

A young man returns to the Philadelphia neighborhood where he came of age during the Black Power movement. With Anthony Mackie and Kerry Washington.



“Only Angels Have Wings” (1939) Dir: Howard Hawks

A sassy chorus girl (Jean Arthur) falls in love with a seat-of-the-pants pilot (Cary Grant) in South America. With Rita Hayworth, Richard Barthelmess and Thomas Mitchell.


“Sunset Stories” (2012) Dir: Ernesto Foronda and Silas Howard.

A nurse on a medical delivery errand to Los Angeles encounters an old boyfriend and ends up losing track of her precious shipment, triggering a desperate race against the clock to locate it. With Jim Parsons, Zosia Mamet and Harold Perrineau.


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