REEL 13 BLOG

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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Viewer Guide:Nothing But a Man and Fireflies in the Garden

June 7, 2019 | Richard Peña

REEL 13 CLASSIC | NOTHING BUT A MAN This week’s classic is Nothing But a Man, a 1964 drama directed by Michael Roemer. Sadly, like just about all progress for African Americans, breakthroughs in the cinematic portrayal of the black experience have been excruciatingly slow and hard won. But a giant step ...

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Viewer Guide: A Passage to India and The Young Victoria

May 24, 2019 | Richard Peña

REEL 13 CLASSIC | A PASSAGE TO INDIA This week’s classic is A Passage to India, the 1984 film adaptation of the acclaimed novel by E.M. Forster, directed by David Lean. Set in the early-1920s, A Passage to India opens with Adela Quested doing just that—booking a steamship passage to India. Played ...

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Viewer Guide: Ali and Jane Austen Book Club

May 17, 2019 | Richard Peña

REEL 13 CLASSIC | ALI This week’s classic is Ali, the 2001 biopic on the early career of Muhammad Ali, directed by Michael Mann. One of the most popular yet polarizing figures in the arena of mid-century American sports, Muhammad Ali simultaneously delighted and divided a nation that was convulsing from the ...

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Viewer Guide: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Robot & Frank

May 8, 2019 | Richard Peña

REEL 13 CLASSIC | CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON This week’s classic is Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, the martial arts adventure fantasy from 2000 directed by Ang Lee. Based on the fourth novel from the five-part “Crane-Iron” series by Chinese author Wang Dulu, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon created an international sensation upon its ...

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