REEL 13 BLOG

Viewer Guide: The Age of Innocence and Resistance

August 16, 2019 | Richard Peña

REEL 13 CLASSIC | THE AGE OF INNOCENCE   The Age of Innocence (1993) This week’s classic is The Age of Innocence, a 1993 romantic drama adapted from the novel by Edith Wharton and directed by Martin Scorsese. Making his reputation with movies like Taxi Driver, Raging Bull and Goodfellas that explore the seamy, ...

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Viewer Guide: Meet John Doe and The Dynamiter

August 12, 2019 | Richard Peña

REEL 13 CLASSIC | MEET JOHN DOE This week’s classic is the 1941 romantic drama Meet John Doe starring Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck, directed by Frank Capra. In Meet John Doe, Barbara Stanwyck plays Ann Mitchell, a nervy columnist faced with losing her job when her newspaper “The Bulletin” is taken ...

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Viewer Guide: The Way We Were and Damsels in Distress

July 29, 2019 | Richard Peña

Your weekly peek into what’s coming up next on REEL 13, written by host Richard Peña.  REEL 13 CLASSIC | THE WAY WE WERE   This week’s classic is The Way We Were, the 1973 romantic drama written by Arthur Laurents and directed by Sydney Pollack. The Hollywood blacklist era, dominated by the House Un-American ...

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Vote in the PBS Online Film Festival!

July 19, 2019 | Harris Pacey

Hello Reel 13 fans! The PBS Online Film Festival has officially started. The 8th year of the festival, PBS Online Film Festival returned July 15-26 and will feature 25 short-form independent films from multiple public media partners and PBS member stations. The festival will be available via PBS and station ...

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Viewer Guide: The Song of Bernadette and The Carer

July 19, 2019 | Richard Peña

Your weekly peek into what’s coming up next on REEL 13, written by host Richard Peña.  REEL 13 CLASSIC | THE SONG OF BERNADETTE This week’s classic is The Song of Bernadette, a 1943 biographical religious drama directed by Henry King. Based on author Franz Werfel’s best-selling novel on the life story of Saint ...

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Bulletin Board: Keanu: The Works, Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am, and The Birds

July 12, 2019 | Harris Pacey

Keanu: The Works at Nitehawk Williamsburg Nitehawk Cinema (Williamsburg) Friday, July 12 – Sunday, July 28 Who doesn’t love Keanu Reeves? Not taken seriously since his debut, he has been fêted recently for his charming personality and distinct acting style that he has been honing for decades, working with some of Hollywood’s biggest ...

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Viewer Guide: The Big Chill and Glassland

July 12, 2019 | Richard Peña

Your weekly peek into what’s coming up next on REEL 13, written by host Richard Peña. REEL 13 CLASSIC | THE BIG CHILL This week’s classic is The Big Chill, a 1983 comedy drama directed by Lawrence Kasdan. Making his directorial debut two years earlier with the neo-noir sensation Body Heat, Lawrence Kasdan scored ...

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Viewer Guide: From Here to Eternity and Sideways

June 28, 2019 | Richard Peña

REEL 13 CLASSIC | FROM HERE TO ETERNITY This week’s classic is From Here to Eternity, a 1953 wartime drama starring Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed and Frank Sinatra, directed by Fred Zinnemann. Adapted from author James Jones’ 1951 best-selling novel, From Here to Eternity was allegedly inspired by Jones’ ...

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Viewer Guide: South Pacific and Cadillac Records

June 14, 2019 | Richard Peña

REEL 13 CLASSIC | SOUTH PACIFIC This week’s classic is South Pacific, the 1958 movie adaptation of the beloved Rodgers & Hammerstein Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, directed by Joshua Logan. Following in the footsteps of Oklahoma! and Carousel, Rodgers & Hammerstein scored a third blockbuster success on Broadway in 1949 with their adaptation ...

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