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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 ...


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 ...


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 – ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Tokyo Stories: Japan in the Global Imagination

November 27, 2019 | Katelin Levy

From the bustle of neon-lit Shinjuku and its ultramodern skyscrapers to the traditional scenery of Mt. Fuji, cherry blossoms, and Shinto shrines, Tokyo has served as a source of creative inspiration for generations of international filmmakers. Anticipating the 2020 Summer Games, when the eyes of the world will once again ...


Nordic & Baltic Oscar Contenders at Scandinavia House

November 27, 2019 | Katelin Levy

On Thursday, December 5, starting at 7 PM, director Hans Petter Moland and actor Liam Neeson will present a screening of Out Stealing Horses, this year's contender from Norway for the Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards. Liam Neeson, who starred in Moland's Hollywood debut feature Cold Pursuit (U.S., ...


Viewer Guide: Gandhi and We Don’t Belong Here

November 22, 2019 | Richard Peña

REEL 13 CLASSIC | GANDHI This week’s classic is Gandhi, the extraordinary epic film from 1982 directed by Sir Richard Attenborough.  The film chronicles the unprecedented life and impact of Mahatma Gandhi, the legendary leader of India’s long struggle for independence from British rule.  Gandhi’s pioneering principles of nonviolent civil disobedience ...


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