Reel 13 – March Lineup

Air date: 03/07/2015

Julie and Julia to air on Reel 13 in March


Academy Award-winning director and writer Nora Ephron’s final film Julie and Julia leads the abbreviated lineup in March on Reel 13. The series is pre-empted on Saturday, March 7 and 14 due to special pledge programming.

Ephron’s film contrasts the life of Julia Child in the early years of her culinary career with the life of Julie Powell, a young New Yorker who aspires to cook all 524 recipes in Child’s cookbook in one year, a challenge she described on her popular blog. The screenplay was adapted from Child’s autobiography My Life in France and Powell’s memoir documenting her daily experiences in the challenge.

Meryl Streep was recognized with a Golden Globe and an Academy Award nomination.

Thanksgiving, Meet John Doe and Kilimanjaro are among the month’s other offerings.

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



The series is pre-empted for special pledge programming.



The series is pre-empted for special pledge programming.



“Julie & Julia” (2009) Dir: Nora Ephron

A woman (Amy Adams) in Queens, N.Y., sets out to prepare all 524 recipes in Julia Child’s (Meryl Streep) famous cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking.  With Stanley Tucci, Chris Messina and Jane Lynch.


“Thanksgiving” (2014) Dir: Adam Newport-Berra

Two young New Yorkers in love find their idyllic relationship altered when they are joined by the woman’s former lover — disguised as her brother. With Matthew Chastain, Benjamin Dickinson and Samantha Jacober.



“Meet John Doe” (1941) Dir: Frank Capra

Gary Cooper as a down-on-his-luck everyman and Barbara Stanwyck as a cynical reporter start a political movement in this classic directed by Frank Capra. With  Edward Arnold.


“Kilimanjaro” (2013) Dir: Walter Strafford

A man decides to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro after his relationship ends. With Abigail Spencer, Diego Klattenhoff and Brian Geraghty.



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