CABARET to Air on Reel 13 this Month
With Alan Cumming and Michelle Williams currently starring in the Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of "Cabaret" on the Great White Way, Reel 13 broadcasts Bob Fosse's Oscar-winning movie version. The legendary Broadway director and choreographer brought him and star Liza Minnelli Academy Awards. In fact, the 1972 film still holds the record for most Oscar wins in a single year without winning the "Best Picture" category, copping eight in all. (The Godfather received that prize.)
The month's other classic films spotlight the work of similarly revered directors. Legendary filmmaker Billy Wilder's homage to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's iconic sleuth is portrayed in The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes. John Frankenheimer's The Train, which is similar in its theme of Nazi appropriation of works of art to the recent George Clooney film, The Monuments Men, is also featured in the lineup.
Two films with Chinese themes conclude the month's film schedule. The Last Emperordetails the story of Pu Yi, China's final emperor. And, in A Thousand Years of Good Prayers, a Chinese father travels to America to reestablish a relationship with his daughter.
The series is pre-empted on May 31 for special pledge programming.
Every Saturday night beginning at 9 p.m., viewers can catch a Classic hosted by film historian Neal Gabler, followed by an Indie, hosted by Richard Peña. The evening concludes with a Short selected by visitors to Reel13.org who vote for their favorite of three shorts every week.