REEL 13 BLOG

Viewer Guide: In the Heat of the Night and Glassland

January 17, 2020 | Richard Peña

REEL 13 CLASSIC | IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT This week’s classic is In the Heat of the Night, the 1967 crime drama murder mystery directed by Norman Jewison. Flanked by the release of To Sir, With Love and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?, In the Heat of the Night was ...

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LES MISÉRABLES Comes to NYC

January 10, 2020 | Katelin Levy

France’s selection for the 2020 Academy Award® for Best International Feature Film, and a sensation at the Cannes International Film Festival where it won the Jury Prize, LES MISÉRABLES opened today at Angelika Film Center. Inspired by the 2005 riots in Paris, LES MISÉRABLES follows Stéphane (Damien Bonnard), a recent transplant ...

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Viewer Guide: The China Syndrome and The Ides of March

January 10, 2020 | Richard Peña

REEL 13 CLASSIC | THE CHINA SYNDROME This week’s classic is The China Syndrome, the 1979 dramatic thriller directed by James Bridges. America’s simmering post-war anxiety over the safety of nuclear power reached a boiling point with this unexpectedly prescient “what if” scenario. In an Oscar-nominated performance, Jane Fonda stars in one ...

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Viewer Guide: A River Runs Through It and The Other Boleyn Girl

December 27, 2019 | Richard Peña

REEL 13 CLASSIC | A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT This week’s classic is A River Runs Through It, a 1992 drama directed by Robert Redford. Adapted from the 1976 autobiographical novella by Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It stars Craig Sheffer as Maclean, with Brad Pitt in an early career breakout ...

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Viewer Guide: Love Story and Reign Over Me

December 20, 2019 | Richard Peña

REEL 13 CLASSIC | LOVE STORY This week’s classic is Love Story, the 1970 romantic drama written by Erich Segal and directed by Arthur Hiller. Released in late 1970, in its own subtle way Love Story signaled the beginnings of a cultural shift from the turbulent 60s into the start of an ...

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Viewer Guide: Angel on My Shoulder and This Must Be the Place

December 13, 2019 | Richard Peña

REEL 13 CLASSIC | ANGEL ON MY SHOULDER The classic this week is the fantasy drama Angel on My Shoulder from 1946 starring Paul Muni as a gangster who is killed and whose spirit in then placed by the devil, played by Claude Rains, in the body of a lookalike – ...

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A Weekend Celebration of Tunisia

December 5, 2019 | Katelin Levy

As part of A Weekend Celebration of Tunisia, which will take place at the French Institute Alliance Française during December 6-7, visitors can screen two recent Tunisian movies: Beauty and the Dogs, directed by Kaouther Ben Hania, is “a striking critique on a repressive society and a forcefully feminist rallying cry.” Dear ...

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Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema 2019

December 4, 2019 | Katelin Levy

Starting on December 5th The Jacob Burns Film Center joins Film ETC Association in co-presenting the 14th edition of Making Waves, a Romanian Film Festival that has been taking place in New York since 2006 and whose programming has “helped define and establish the southeastern European country as a stronghold of socially incisive, independently ...

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Viewer Guide: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington and The Maiden Heist

November 29, 2019 | Richard Peña

REEL 13 CLASSIC | MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON This week’s classic is Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, a 1939 political comedy-drama starring James Stewart and Jean Arthur, written by Sidney Buchman and directed by Frank Capra. Capra originally hoped to adapt Lewis R. Foster’s story as a follow up to his ...

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