Arthur and The Thomas Crown Affair Featureed on Reel 13

The 1981 Arthur and the 1968 The Thomas Crown Affair, later remade in versions critically received far less enthusiastically than the originals , brings in the new year on Reel 13, THIRTEEN's weekly movie showcase for classic, short and independent films, Saturday at 9 p.m.

WNET is the parent company of THIRTEEN and WLIW21, New York's public television stations. For nearly 50 years, WNET has been producing and broadcasting national and local documentary and other programs to the New York community.

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.

January 7

"Arthur" (1981)Dir: Steve Gordon
A British butler helps his tippling master pick between love with a waitress or marriage for money. With Dudley Moore and Liza Minnelli.
"Beneath Clouds" (2002) Dir: Ivan Sen
A mixed-blood aboriginal girl meets a Murri boy doing time in prison in New South Wales. With Dannielle Hall and Damian Pitt.

January 14

"Goodbye Again" (1961) Dir: Anatole Litwak
Ingrid Bergman plays an interior decorator in Paris torn between a client's younger son (Anthony Perkins) and her philandering lover (Yves Montand). Dir. Anatole Litvak.
"Children of Invention" (2009) Dir: Tze Chen
A young boy and his little sister fend for themselves while living illegally in a model apartment outside Boston after their mother disappears. With Cindy Cheung and Michael Chen.

January 21

"Shake Hands with the Devil" (1959) Dir: Michael Anderson.
The IRA battles the British Government in 1920s Ireland. Stars James Cagney, Don Murray, Glynis Johns and Dana Wynter.
"He Died with a Felafel In His Hand" (2001) Dir: Richard Lowenstein
The meaning of life through apartment shares on Australia's East Coast. With Noah Taylor ("Shine) and Emily Hamilton.

January 28

"The Thomas Crown Affair" (1968) Dir: Norman Jewison
A banker-thief matches wits with an insurance investigator. With Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway. Dir. Norman Jewison.
"The Mountain, The River and the Road" (2009) Dir: Michael Harring
A failing post-graduate writer embarks on a road trip and finds love. With Justin Rice and Tipper Newton.

Reel 13 is funded by the Sy Syms Foundation, the Henry Nias Foundation, and the Rubin Museum of Art. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

David Horn is executive producer. Bob Morris is senior producer. Colleen McHugh is associate producer. Kevin Alexander is production assistant.

Visit Reel 13 Online at http://www.thirteen.org/sites/reel13/ for additional information.



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