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Eight-Time Oscar Winner SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE Featured in July Reel 13 Lineup

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Eight-Time Oscar Winner SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE Featured in July Reel 13 Lineup

Danny Boyle's critically acclaimed indie Slumdog Millionaire makes its Reel 13 debut in July. The film follows an orphan from the slums of Mumbai who, when on the verge of winning India's version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, isaccused of cheating, andreflects on his life to explain to authorities how he knows the answers. The sleeper hit won eight out of ten Academy Awards for which it was nominated in 2008, including "Best Picture" and "Best Director," as well as seven BAFTA Awards, five Critic's Choice Awards and four Golden Globes.

Legendary director Elia Kazan's Academy Award-winning classic film version of Tennessee William's play A Streetcar Named Desireis also featured in July. Kazan who directed the Broadway production, used several original castmembers. The film garnered Oscar wins in three out of the four acting categories: Vivien Leigh, Karl Malden and Kim Hunter were honored with the awards while Marlon Brando lost in his category to Humphrey Bogart. Brando's performance has since been cited as one of the most influential performances in the history of American film.

Sergio Leone's epic spaghetti western, The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly airs on the final night of programming in July. The Clint Eastwood starrer, which also features Eli Wallach (who died on June 24), has become one of the most popular and well known westerns, including a place of honor on Time's "100 Greatest Movies of the Last Century" list.

Every Saturday night beginning at 9 p.m., viewers can catch a Hollywood Classic hosted by film historian Neal Gabler, followed by an Indie, hosted by Columbia University professor Richard Peña. The evening concludes with a Short film selected by viewers who vote for their favorite of three shorts at Reel13.org.

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"Fiddler on the Roof" (1971) Dir: Norman Jewison
In czarist Russia, a poor Jewish milkman (Topol) and his wife must marry off their five daughters while dealing with political opression. Based on the Tony-winning musical. With Topol, Norma Crane and Leonard Frey.

"Great World of Sound" (2007) Dir: Craig Zobel
Shady producers recruit hopeful musicians for a fake record label. With Pat Healy, Kene Holliday, John Baker.

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"A Streetcar Named Desire" (1951) Dir: Elia Kazan
Tennessee Williams' Blanche DuBois (Vivien Leigh) moves in with her sister, Stella (Kim Hunter), and brutish brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski (Marlon Brando). Also with Karl Malden.

"Yonkers Joe" (2008) Dir: Robert Celestino
Family life gets in the way of a con man's search for the perfect scam. With Chazz Palminteri, Christine Lahti and Michael Lerner.

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"My Man Godfrey" (1936) Dir: Gregory La Cava
Carole Lombard as a flighty heiress, with William Powell as the hobo who becomes the family butler. Also with Alice Brady.

"Slumdog Millionaire" (2008) Dir: Danny Boyle and Loveleen Tandan
A Mumbai teen who grew up in the slums, becomes a contestant on India's Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? With Dev Patel, Freida Pinto and Saurabh Shukla.

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"The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly" (1967) Dir: Sergio Leone
A drifter (Clint Eastwood), a bandit (Eli Wallach) and a bounty hunter (Lee Van Cleef) reach a standoff over buried gold.

"Princess of Nebraska" (2007) Dir: Wayne Wang
A pregnant college student from China takes a soul-searching journey in San Francisco. Directed by Wayne Wang (Maid in Manhattan). With Li Ling, Brian Danforth and Minghua Tan.

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