REEL 13 BLOG

Viewer Guide: Casablanca and Testament of Youth with Richard Peña

February 23, 2018 | Richard Peña

Your weekly peek into what’s coming up next on REEL 13, written by host Richard Peña. REEL 13 CLASSIC | LAURA This week’s REEL 13 classic is Laura (1944), a crime drama that’s often cited as one of the first “film noir” to emerge in the American cinema, starring Gene ...

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Viewer Guide: Julia and An Education with Richard Peña

February 16, 2018 | Richard Peña

Your weekly peek into what’s coming up next on REEL 13, written by host Richard Peña.  REEL 13 CLASSIC | JULIA Adapted from an autobiographical chapter in playwright Lillian Hellman’s 1973 memoir “Pentimento,” Julia (1977) has transformed into more of a historical mystery rather than a biographical drama, as controversy over ...

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Viewer Guide: Casablanca and Testament of Youth with Richard Peña

February 6, 2018 | Richard Peña

Your weekly peek into what’s coming up next on REEL 13, written by host Richard Peña. REEL 13 CLASSIC | CASABLANCA This week’s classic is perhaps the most beloved American film of all time: Casablanca (1942). The screenplay, principally by Howard Koch and the uncredited Casey Robinson, was based on an ...

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Viewer Guide: To Catch a Thief and The Quitter with Richard Peña

January 25, 2018 | Richard Peña

Introducing “Viewer Guide,” your weekly peek into what’s coming up next on REEL 13, written by host Richard Peña. REEL 13 CLASSIC | TO CATCH A THIEF This week’s REEL 13 Classic is To Catch a Thief (1955), a lightly suspenseful romantic thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock. After achieving one of his ...

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Viewer Guide: Sunset Boulevard and Love Is Strange with Richard Peña

January 18, 2018 | Richard Peña

Introducing “Viewer Guide,” your weekly peek into what’s coming up next on REEL 13, written by host Richard Peña.  REEL 13 CLASSIC | SUNSET BOULEVARD  Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard This week’s REEL 13 Classic is Sunset Boulevard, one of the best loved of all Hollywood film noir masterpieces, directed by Billy Wilder. By ...

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Bulletin Board: William Wyler, The Missing Picture, and Much More

December 8, 2017 | Susan Bitter

The Westerner Saturday, December 9 Quad Cinema, 4:15pm Part of the series More Than Meets the Eye: William Wyler running from December 1 – December 13 Famous for his epic film Ben-Hur, director William Wyler made dozens of silent Westerns before the advent of sound in film. Wyler returned to the genre with sound ...

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Staff Pick: BAMcinemaFest 2017

June 23, 2017 | Brittany Stigler

This week brings the start of BAMcinématek’s ninth annual BAMcinemaFest, a consistently bright spot in New York City festival programming. With an ambitious (and eclectic) lineup featuring premieres from both new and familiar figures in independent cinema, this year’s festival opened last night with Aaron Katz’s suspenseful new film, Gemini, ...

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Bulletin Board: Night School, Varda, and Dietrich

June 9, 2017

Night School Opens June 9 IFC, various times *Q&A with director Andrew Cohn Friday, June 9, 6PM; Saturday, June 10, 4:05 PM and 6PM; Sunday, June 11, 4:05 PM* If you had a second chance, would you take it even if it meant doing what seems impossible? Andrew Cohn’s new documentary Night School ...

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