Reel 13 – September Lineup

Air date: 09/06/2014

Couples in Trouble Dominate the September Reel 13 Lineup


September opens with the 1987 thriller No Way Out, starring Kevin Costner as a U.S. naval officer investigating a murder while hunting for a Russian spy.

Broken, based on Daniel Clay’s 2008 novel and heavily influenced by the classic Harper Lee novel To Kill a Mockingbird, is the story of a girl in North London whose innocence is lost when she witnesses a brutal attack.

Michael Cimino (The Deer Hunter) made his directorial debut with Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, the story of a bank robber who reunites with his old gang to organize a new heist.

The series is pre-empted on September 20 by Ken Burns’ 7-part documentary The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.

The month’s lineup ends with a double-feature of romantic films, each set in Brooklyn, and each with a love triangle at its center. In Norman Jewison’s Moonstruck, Cher won an Oscar playing a Brooklyn a bookkeeper who falls in love with her fiance’s. And in Two Lovers, a depressed young man moves back in with his parents and struggles to choose between the daughter of a family friend and his beautiful but unpredictable neighbor.

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



“No Way Out” (1987) Dir: Roger Donaldson

The Secretary of Defense (Gene Hackman) forces a Pentagon naval aide (Kevin Costner) to lead a manhunt for a Soviet spy during a murder cover-up. With Sean Young and Will Patton.


“Broken” (2012) Dir: Rufus Norris

Newcomer Eloise Lawrence plays Skunk, a North London girl whose life changes when she witnesses a violent attack. With Tim Roth and Cillian Murphy.



“Thunderbolt and Lightfoot” (1974) Dir: Michael Cimino

Jeff Bridges received an Oscar nomination playing a drifter who joins a Montana preacher (Clint Eastwood) to repeat an earlier robbery. Also with George Kennedy and Catherine Bach.


“Fay Grim” (2006) Dir: Hal Hartley

The CIA attempts to coerce a women into handing over notebooks belonging to her fugitive ex-husband. With Parker Posey and Jeff Goldblum.



Reel 13 is pre-empted by Ken Burns 7-part, 14 hour documentary The Roosevelts: An Intimate History



“Moonstruck” (1987) Dir:  Norman Jewison

Cher won an Oscar playing a Brooklyn widow who falls in love with her fiancé’s brother (Nicolas Cage). Also with Danny Aiello and Olympia Dukakis.


“Two Lovers” (2008) Dir: James Gray

A Brooklyn bachelor (Joaquin Phoenix) is torn between marrying a family friend and his beautiful but volatile new neighbor. With Gwyneth Paltrow and Vinessa Shaw.


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