REEL 13 BLOG

Cinema of Dread: Screenwriters Discuss the Horror Film

March 10, 2009

Last week, NYU's Tisch School of the Arts hosted a Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) panel discussion of horror screenwriters talking about horror films. Reel 13 was there and captured the disturbing discussion on tape. If you're pondering writing a horror screenplay -- or any screenplay for that matter ...

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Watch “Sita Sings the Blues” online

February 26, 2009

Sita is a goddess separated from her beloved Lord and husband Rama. Nina is an animator whose husband moves to India, then dumps her by e-mail. Three hilarious shadow puppets narrate both ancient tragedy and modern comedy in this beautifully animated interpretation of the Indian epic Ramayana. Set to the ...

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Welcome to the new Reel 13

February 26, 2009 | Daniel Ross

If you’ve visited Reel 13 before, you probably notice we’ve undergone some pretty big changes. The old site didn’t provide much opportunity for feedback or interaction with you, the audience. But that’s all changed. Now, we’ve updated Reel 13 so you can discuss the films you watch with other users, share ...

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Choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler discusses Gene Kelly

February 26, 2009

This Saturday, Gene Kelly's 1952 classic Singin' in the Rain airs on Reel 13. We thought it would be interesting to sit down with a contemporary choreographer and pick his brain about Gene Kelly's influence on American dance. So we caught up with Andy Blankenbuehler, who choreographed In the Heights, ...

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Interview: Debbie Harry

February 26, 2009

In honor of one year of Reel 13, Richard Pena spoke to Deborah Harry, who stars in the indie film My Life Without Me. Harry examines the difference between performing as an actor vs. performing as a musician, talks about her role in the indie film My Life Without Me (2003) ...

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Interview: Martin Landau

February 26, 2009

In honor of one year of Reel 13, Thirteen interviewed Martin Landau, one of the stars of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller North by Northwest. Landau dishes on Cary Grant, tells us about yet another Hitchcock practical joke, discusses his collaboration with Tim Burton for Ed Wood, and talks about his new ...

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